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The Open Source Future

A coalition of industry and academia is trying to push the U.S. government more in the open source direction, at least in terms of the software it uses.

Sometimes, open source is derided as just an alternative marketing scheme, but it really just provides greater control over software. Even Microsoft appears to be willing to play ball with open source Linux in some situations -- especially when it means broader use of its Hyper-V virtualization technology.

Is the future open source? Would Microsoft be the mega-corporation that it is in a truly open source world? Tell Doug at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Kurt Mackie on 07/27/2009 at 1:17 PM


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