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InfoWorld: Let the Battle Begin

Jan 16, 2003, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Pavlicek)

"I have one basic prediction for open source in 2003: The competition between Microsoft and the open-source world will become fierce.

"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..."

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