October 16, 2002

Digital Copying--and, Some New Views of Open Source

Morganth writes: "A bunch of corporate views of open source reported in this AP article: 'Earlier Monday, an executive from Hewlett-Packard Co. said that while the battle between Microsoft Corp. and the open-source software movement may dominate headlines, both the Windows and Linux operating systems are gaining market share at the expense of Sun Microsystems Inc. and other companies that customize hardware and develop unique flavors of the Unix operating system.' The article also reports: 'Microsoft has toned down its criticism of open-source software... Two years ago, chief executive Steve Ballmer likened it to cancer. Now, the software giant says it wants to ensure that its products play well with Linux and other open-source solutions based on standards.'"

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