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ZDNet: Sun CEO: Open Source Is Our Friend

Feb 12, 2004, 20:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"Sun Microsystems may have been the last major server maker to embrace Linux, but Chief Executive Scott McNealy argues that the company will benefit more than its competitors from the open-source software.

"'The open-source model is our friend,' McNealy said Wednesday at the company's analyst conference here.

"Software in general has a low cost of distribution and of goods sold. The collaborative programming philosophy of open-source software lowers another expense: development. Open-source software, therefore, increases the pressure to move software pricing toward zero, McNealy argued..."

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