"OSS projects have been able to gain a foothold in many
server applications because of the wide utility of highly
commoditized, simple protocols. By extending these protocols and
developing new protocols, we can deny OSS projects entry into the
"...The Linux community is very willing to copy features from
other OS's if it will serve their needs. Consequently, there is the
very real long term threat that as MS expends the development
dollars to create a bevy of new features in NT, Linux will simply
cherry pick the best features and incorporate them into their
codebase. The effect of patents and copyright in combatting Linux
remains to be investigated.
"...The core strategic thrust of Linux is NOT an attack against
some product/feature weakness of Microsoft. It's an attack at the
base of the commercial software industry – Intellectual
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