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 Think Tanks and Open Source2004-06-23 15:21
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From Slashdot:
The Alexis de Tocqueville Institution is only one of a dozen different think tanks that have attacked Open Source. Why are all these think tanks so down on Open Source? Well, the Small Business Survival Committee is concerned that using open source will expose small business to the risk of lawsuits. Citizens Against Government Waste is concerned that the government might waste money on Open Source. Defenders of Property Rights is concerned that Open Source might be a threat to intellectual property rights. However, I was able to detect a common theme to all their criticism. They all seem to be funded by Microsoft."
Oh, shocking, who would have thought?!? Now that I think of it, I can't remember any serious attack on open source that wasn't funded by Microsoft. But it seems that they've bought all those consultants and think tanks for much less money than the millions they used for propping up SCO, to try to sue open source out of existence.


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