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Open Source in a Closed Market

Dec 12, 2008, 14:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"In an open market we could await the Microsoft Zune phone, a host of Android kit, whatever LiMo and Symbian decide to come up with, along with RIM and Blackberry devices running on the networks of our choice.

"In an open market this would sort itself out in Internet time. Equipment makers might mix-and-match features among the various open source offerings.

"I personally don't think closed source would stand much of a chance in the long run, although I would enjoy being proven wrong."

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