Re: Representative Holt's OWN WORDS [Re: OVC-discuss Digest, Vol 36, Issue 9]

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 05 2007 - 05:58:27 CST

Hi Alan,

Can you write a one-page explanation of open source successful
commercial use that is suitable for computer-illiterate electeds, which
lists major uses, and explains why they are commercially successful?

Teresa

Alan Dechert wrote:

>Sorry, Barbara, I can't let this pass without reprobating:
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>>You will lose if you confront Microsoft head on
>>about secret software. ....
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>It's a good thing that Brian Behlendorf -- who is on this list, btw --
>didn't think this. His Apache web server software has a sixty percent
>market share over MSFT's 30 percent or so.
>
>Sun is taking business from MSFT with OpenOffice. Red Hat is now a billion
>dollar company and growing very rapidly. Dell is now shipping PCs with
>Ubuntu installed on them. Microsoft's efforts to change NY state laws to
>suit them failed this year.
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>The open source world is confronting Microsoft head on in many venues.
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>Open source is the future in voting software. It's also the future of all
>software doing routine functions. There will be a place for proprietary
>software, but it will become more specialized. No way MSFT can keep the
>gravy train going forever.
>
>Alan D.
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