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Weblog:   The Human Face of Microsoft
Subject:   What is Stutz really saying..
Date:   2003-02-15 14:03:31
From:   anonymous2
Reading Stutz's message leaves me most confused about what he is really saying. I get the impression that he is not objecting to Microsoft's traditional practice of destroying potential competion with dirty tricks, but that he is objecting to their failure to figure out how to destroy open source.

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  • Tim O'Reilly photo What is Stutz really saying..
    2003-03-01 11:53:52  Tim O'Reilly | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    The essence of Stutz's message has nothing to do with the proprietary vs. open source dynamic, but with the question of whether Microsoft will let go of Windows and the PC platform in order to embrace the next platform, where they may not have an ownership lock in position.

    The next great market is one that Stutz characterizes as "Useful software written above the level of the single device." This is the market that BEA is well on its way to locking up with J2EE, and that Microsoft had a bold vision for with .Net, but is afraid to embrace fully (competing fairly), instead hanging on to too much of its Windows heritage.

  • leverage the indestructible
    2003-02-16 11:45:18  mentata [View]

    I think he is unequivocally saying that open source is not going to be destroyed by any means. His point is that Microsoft is not making the transition, and until they change their strategy they will miss the opportunities.

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