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Upside: HP's open source balancing act

Jun 14, 2000, 11:16 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"If Prince Klemens von Metternich, a man who flourished in the tactical world of mid-19th century politics, were alive today, chances are he'd be a Unix software executive."

"For two years now, Unix vendors large and small have rallied around both the open source GNU/Linux operating system and the open source software development community in general."

"While some optimistic observers might see this seismic shifting as evidence of the virtue inherent in the open source model, modern-day von Metternichs see it for what it really is: A complex balance of power game in which silence speaks louder than any corporate announcement."

"Take Hewlett-Packard (HWP), for example."

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