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Enterprise Linux IT: Who's Profiting from Open Source?

Oct 16, 2004, 05:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Russell Shaw)

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"IBM, Sun Microsystems and other technology companies recently 'donated' portions of their software to the open-source community. But those donations are not motivated by corporate generosity; there are tactics and strategies behind these moves.

"'Vendors will use open source as a competitive weapon, by open-sourcing pieces of technologies for strategic reasons,' David Smith, a vice-president at Gartner, told NewsFactor.

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