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LinuxInsider: Software Battle Pits Microsoft Against the Open Sourcers

[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood
for this link. ]

“Today we are caught in the middle of a war between those who
believe in freedom and those who believe in control. That is how I
would be inclined to describe the way that open-source advocates
are facing off against those in the field of commercial software in
general, and against Microsoft in particular.

“One of my pro-Microsoft friends recently remarked that he did
not have any problem with the open-source development methodology,
whereby source code was opened for people to see and debug
collectively. He did not have any problems with open-source vendors
such as Red Hat and, to a lesser extent, Sun, IBM and Oracle
either…”


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