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CNET News: IT Giants Accused of Exploiting Open Source

Jun 01, 2005, 13:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"A senior figure at the European Commission launched an outspoken attack on several major American IT firms on Monday, accusing them of exerting too much influence on the progress of the open-source community.

"Jesus Villasante, the head of software technologies at the EC's Information Society and Media Directorate General, said that big companies such as IBM, HP and Sun are just using the open-source community as subcontractors rather than encouraging the community to develop independent commercial products..."

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