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ZDNet: Open Source: Are Microsoft and Other Holdouts About to Crack?

Jul 14, 2005, 03:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It was only a matter of time. Commercial software providers, including Microsoft, that have so far been steadfast in their resolve to preserve at least some of their old business models, are finding that the open standards card that they've so cunningly played as a part of those models could now have turned out to be a deal with the devil. The open source devil.

"Compliance with open standards has long been viewed as a critical part of any commercial software business model and, to varying degrees that suit their business goals, commercial software providers have not only complied with those standards, but also participated in and even initiated their development..."

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