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Old 08-30-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Why Microsoft fears open source more than other proprietary vendors do


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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." Only Microsoft fights. Why? It relies, more than most companies, on a big, upfront license fee. Microsoft's "house" is built on sand. The very factors that drove its success - easy-to-use, low-cost, integration between components - are the same things driving open source into the enterprise. Except that instead of lower cost, open source is free.

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