[Linux-aus] Whoa there boy, mind that spin!
conz at cyber.com.au
Sun Jan 18 16:35:02 UTC 2004
In response to one panelist's suggestion that open source enables users
to avoid being locked into one vendor's operating system, Matusow said
all vendors - including U.S. computer giants and European software
companies favoring Linux - all try to win over customer accounts for the
"I question that open source removes the same intent for vendors to be in
a long term relationship with their customers," said Matusow, who is
manager of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative.
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Therefore, a 'relationship with a client' == "locking them in, in
perpetuity, so they have no other procurement options.".
And no one loves these guys? Go figure! :-)
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