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LXer: The Open Standards Monopoly Challenging Innovation in Redmond

Dec 23, 2005, 01:45 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

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"When the National Science Foundation opened the Internet to the public, it essentially created an unlevel playing field for proprietary software companies such as Microsoft. Such firms had spent billions of dollars on research, development and productizing new and innovative ways to use computers. Overnight, newcomers with low barriers to entry sprouted up and challenged established business models.

"Fortunately, Microsoft discovered how to compete against the Open Monopoly..."

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