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Growing Free Software Movement Trumps 'End of Open Computing'

Sep 14, 2007, 00:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft proclaimed in 2002 that the 'era of 'open computing...'' was '...coming to an end.' Just like their proclamations about the Internet 'fad', they could not have been more wrong...

"I was scouring the Internet today, in search of interesting Free Software projects, when I ran across the DotGNU project's website. On the front page, the project lists, among its motivations, 'A desire to prevent Microsoft from achieving their stated goal 'that the era of 'open computing,' the free exchange of digital information that has defined the personal computer industry, is ending'.' Well, I was going to say, 'Don't laugh yet,' but truthfully, I am too..."

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