ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup–Open Source Bucks the Herd

“A favored sub-genre of Linux news story is the ‘Government of
fill in the blank is requiring its agencies to consider
open source software’ narrative.

“These stories have been popping up for several years now, and
they’re interpreted in a variety of ways. Commercial software
companies like Microsoft have fielded proxies to fight ‘mandatory
open source’ as anti-capitalist and anti-competitive, while the
open source enthusiasts tend to read the stories as the capturing
of a beachhead in the ongoing war for open source dominance…”


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