October 2, 2003
Foot in the door for open source?
There is no question about it: As far as David-and-Goliath scenarios go, the scrappy open-source office applications that have taken on mighty Microsoft Office could not have picked a seemingly more invincible foe. Bill Gates' silicon empire is just about as powerful and wealthy a corporate organization as has ever existed. Next to it, outfits like OpenOffice, StarOffice and Corel Office look like ragtag guerilla fighters and, frankly, kind of puny.