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Eroding the Meaning of "Open Source," IBM-Style

Aug 08, 2007, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"There's been a lot of talk recently about the meaning of 'open source' being eroded thanks to the likes of Centric CRM and Microsoft with a feeling that Microsoft is out to 'corrupt the meaning and value of 'Open Source.''

"I recently argued that Microsoft should be given the benefit of the doubt while Matt Asay has argued against discrimination.

"After all, when it comes to eroding the meaning of 'open source,' one need look no further than the apparent protector of all things Linux, IBM. As yesterday's announcement from LinuxWorld shows, the company is more than happy to stretch the meaning of 'open source...'"

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