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ZDNet Asia: Open Source: The Newest Competitive Tool

Feb 16, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

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"A few years ago, releasing once-secret source code to the public would have been a highly unusual first move for a company with a newly acquired software product line.

"But that's exactly what Integrated Computer Solutions is announcing this week with the Project.net project management software it bought Jan. 1. And it's a move that today is downright ordinary. Open-source software has become not only increasingly mainstream, but it's also often a way for a company to gain advantage over a proprietary rival with a close guard over its software's underlying instructions..."

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