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CIO: Why Your Future Depends on Open Source–Part 2

“‘Will software be a business that generates a lot of profit in
the future? Is open source essentially a disruption that will cause
the software business to be less profitable?’

— Steve Ballmer, addressing an audience of financial analysts,
July, 2004

“Let me end the suspense, Steve, and offer the answer: ‘Yes.’
The software business will be less profitable in the future–much
less profitable…”

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