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eWeek: Bill Gates Is Not the Next Linus Torvalds

Dec 01, 2005, 01:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Coursey)

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"When people stop whining that Microsoft isn't becoming an open source company, I'll be able to stop writing columns like this one, in which I will (again) patiently explain that people who are expecting Bill Gates to become Linus Torvalds or Richard Stallman are bound to be disappointed.

"On the other hand, people who want applications that read and write Microsoft Office formats ought to be reasonably happy with what they are getting: A promise from Microsoft not to sue and, eventually, documented file formats endorsed by a standards body. If your requirement is for non-Microsoft applications that support Microsoft formats, the glass is more than half full..."

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