SearchOpenSource: Channel Q&A: IT Shops Worried About Microsoft Deals, Upgrades, Data Centers
Nov 17, 2006, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SearchOpenSource.com: What are your customers'
reactions to Microsoft's friendly deals with Novell and commercial
open source software vendors like SugarCRM?
"Matthew Parker: That Microsoft is starting to
realize that open source is a threat to their business model.
Microsoft is trying to change people's perceptions without really
doing anything meaningful. I really have a hard time thinking that
Microsoft wants to change its business model. [In any partnerships]
I see Linux having to adapt to Microsoft, rather than the