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Why Microsoft Fears Open Source More Than Other Proprietary Vendors Do

Aug 30, 2007, 00:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"A thought hit me this morning while I was reading through Microsoft's latest garbage-fodder (also known as 'research') on OOXML and Sharepoint. Here is the world's largest software company taking potshots at open source, which maybe affects 0.001% of its revenues today. If that.

"Now look at Oracle, SAP, IBM, etc. You won't find a single other company making a concerted effort to fight open source. Not a one. Larry Ellison (Oracle) says open source is not something to be feared, but rather something 'to be explained.' They clearly see open source as something to work with, and sometimes something to work through, but not something to destroy..."

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