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AlwaysOn: Novell Would Eclipse Sun/The Big Transition

Jan 09, 2004, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])


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From Part Two:

"AlwaysOn: We recently interviewed Steve Ballmer, and he often returns to the concept of who is ultimately responsible for open-source code. I'm sure you hear this a lot. How do you feel about that in terms of security and other growing issues or concerns? How does the open-source world build a comfort level with the user community?

"Friedman: One aspect of that is Ballmer paints the picture that Microsoft is fully responsible for its code, whereas with open source you have this sort of chaotic mass of people with no ownership.

"But I don't see Microsoft owning its security problems and actually getting them fixed. And I don't see it reimbursing businesses for the problems that are caused by its software. So I don't really think Ballmer's picture is accurate. There is not yet a real world-class, global, 24/7 enterprise Linux software company. And that's where we want to go with Novell: taking responsibility, speaking directly to customers, and solving problems..."

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