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Schwartz: Scare Tactics in the World of Open Source

Mar 31, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Schwartz)

"Not too long ago, I was sitting on a panel at the Churchill Club moderated by John Markoff (of New York Times fame). Joining me on the panel were Charles Phillips, President of Oracle, and Dan Rosensweig, President of Yahoo!. The topics ranged from what it's like working with/around founders, how we balance work/life, leadership styles, etc.

"My favorite question of the evening (and I'm planning on making the session available on my inaugural podcast, stay tuned) related to the world of free and open source software. Markoff asked something to the effect, 'I was just up at Microsoft, where Bill Gates equated open source with communism. How do you respond...?'"

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