Why Microsoft Fears Open Source More Than Other Proprietary Vendors Do

“A thought hit me this morning while I was reading through
Microsoft’s latest garbage-fodder (also known as ‘research’) on
OOXML and Sharepoint. Here is the world’s largest software company
taking potshots at open source, which maybe affects 0.001% of its
revenues today. If that.

“Now look at Oracle, SAP, IBM, etc. You won’t find a single
other company making a concerted effort to fight open source. Not a
one. Larry Ellison (Oracle) says open source is not something to be
feared, but rather something ‘to be explained.’ They clearly see
open source as something to work with, and sometimes something to
work through, but not something to destroy…”