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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup--Open Source Bucks the Herd

Sep 11, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

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"A favored sub-genre of Linux news story is the 'Government of fill in the blank is requiring its agencies to consider open source software' narrative.

"These stories have been popping up for several years now, and they're interpreted in a variety of ways. Commercial software companies like Microsoft have fielded proxies to fight 'mandatory open source' as anti-capitalist and anti-competitive, while the open source enthusiasts tend to read the stories as the capturing of a beachhead in the ongoing war for open source dominance..."

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