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Why Microsoft Should Not Lose (And Free Software Will Still Win)

Apr 22, 2008, 03:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Cartwright)

[ Thanks to Steve Hill for this link. ]

"There has always been a section of the free software community which has an anti-Microsoft agenda. It's almost like their mission statement is 'It's not over until Microsoft is dead'. Certainly there is a lot of feeling that if Microsoft went away, a lot of our problem would be over. But do Microsoft even need to 'lose'; is there even a battle to be fought and if so what would constitute winning it?

"Let's face it Microsoft are an easy target when it comes to protesting against proprietary licencing. They are--after all--the largest and most obvious proponent of that particular form of consumer control..."

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