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Are open source defences crumbling?

Aug 23, 2010, 18:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Over time I have heard or read a lot of stories regarding attacks against open source software. In each of those stories open source has vigorously defended itself and occasionally even gone on the attack. I am sure you have all heard the saying that the best defence is a good offence :)

"Recently however, I have been reading stories of how a large proprietary company has been buying out several well known open source projects, either directly or indirectly through the parent company buyouts. This has caused ripples of concern throughout the blogosphere with a blogger here and a blogger there and everywhere a blogger blogging, and bleating on how this big bad company is on the warpath against it's perceived open source competitors.

"But that is about it. It has all been talk and complaining with nothing else happening."

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