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Will open source ruin the economy? Please help
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| I love it when people jump to conclusions about the economic implications of
| using open source software. They almost always spark a fiery debate about how
| many people will be left homeless as a result of businesses not needing to
| pony up a single penny for software.
| After a seemingly innocuous blog post on the release of Linux kernel 2.6.27
| (and quite possibly my shortest blog ever!), a TechWorld reader, who decided
| to remain anonymous, was up in arms about the detrimental consequences free
| software might have for the economy.
Is MS Preening in Public Posts?
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| The author of the email, posted on ZDNet in a Talkback forum on the Microsoft
| antitrust trial, claimed her name was Michelle Bradley and that she
| had "retired" from Microsoft last week.
| "A verbal memo [no email allowed] was passed around the MS campus encouraging
| MS employee's to post to ZDNet articles like this one," the email said.
| "The theme is 'Microsoft is responsible for all good things in computerdom.'
| The government has no right to prevent MS from doing anything. Period.
| The 'memo' suggests we use fictional names and state and to identify
| ourselves as students," the author claimed.
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