Wednesday, May 05, 2004

MS to Linux: "You're not really open source"

According to - Linux is not open source, says Microsoft.

Interesting article - and the authors point out that Microsoft actually has a point. Philosophy and development methodology versus commercial distribution, enterprise support, and marketing, marketing, marketing.

[MS exec] "Vamos said Linux has a place, and that 'it is already doing some good work for customers' but separates it from open source because 'the open source debate tends to be one that's about philosophy and views'. And then he gets to the punch: 'When you talk about Linux versus Windows, you're talking about which operating system is the best value for money and fit for purpose. That's a very basic decision customers can make if they have the information available to them.' "

All of this as Red Hat moves to release a desktop version and pushes corporate users toward their enterprise platform. Hmmmm . . .

- posted by laurie @ 5/05/2004 04:57:00 AM
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