June 27, 2001

Why Microsoft fears Open Source

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Numerous reasons have been offered as to why Microsoft has become fearful of open-source software (OSS). Some claim it has to do with philosophical arguments in favor of a single standard-bearer. That's laughable, of course, because the users who have fought with MS Office file versions know that Microsoft does not have a "single" standard to bear. Others claim it is simply a case of Microsoft fearing that it will lose control of software developers. The real reason is more basic. It's simple economics."


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