"I have one basic prediction for open source in 2003: The
competition between Microsoft and the open-source world will become
"2002 started with Microsoft basically ignoring open source. By
the close of the year, however, Microsoft dominated the
anti-open-source rhetoric in the world. Open source moved from the
edge of Redmond's radar to the center--especially because Linux is
becoming a player on the desktop.
"In 2003, the conflict between open source and Microsoft will
increase by at least an order of magnitude. We saw a taste of this
in India as last year drew to a close..."