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ZDNet: Jesse Berst -- How Open-Source Strategies Could Backfire

May 04, 1999, 07:57 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

Thanks to Low, Kuan Loong for this link.

"... using an open-source strategy to usurp Microsoft's powerful grip is a long shot..."

"... the latest fad to take hold is the open-source movement. More and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon, taking an idea, stamping open source on it -- and hoping it will catch on..."

"Can they expect a Linux-like phenomenon to follow? In their dreams. Linux happens to be a good product, which explains part of its success. That it's a Windows alternative is also salient. But those attributes aren't always enough..."

Complete story.