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Knight Ridder/LinuxInsider: Future of Open-Source Software

Dec 31, 2004, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"The hottest topic of discussion in the IT sector today is whether Microsoft will open its source code. If Microsoft chairman Bill Gates surrenders to the Linux challenge, it will be the biggest corporate story of this generation.

"Though there is still a long way to go for free software to make a mark in the commercial sector, it should be noted that open-source software has captured approximately 45 percent of the commercial market, and that figure seems to rise each year..."

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