May 25, 2004

Microsoft hits out at open source

OwlWhacker writes "A Microsoft official has claimed that governments supporting open-source software are not helping build a viable software ecosystem in their communities.

Chris Sharp, director for platform strategy for Microsoft in the Asia-Pacific and Greater China region, said governments that standardise on open-source software are hurting their local commercial software supplier communities because these companies are being robbed of opportunities to make money that they need to invest in developing more software products."

Link: computerweekly.com

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