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ITBusiness.ca: Will Open Source Ever Destroy its Proprietary Prey? Ask Apache

“It’s not a good idea to make predictions about death, other
than the fact that it will happen to all of us eventually. That’s
why you don’t often see ‘The death of’ headlines much on
ITBusiness.ca, even when the future of thin-client PCs, DOS and
other technologies looks far from promising. Just as video failed
to completely kill off the radio star, I think it’s probably
premature to finger open source as the murderer of commercial
software.

“Apache Foundation chairman Greg Stein, on the other hand, had
no problem giving a five- to 10-year timeline for packaged
applications at EclipseCon in March…”


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