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   RE: [xml-dev] Open Source or Else

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Software alone does not a platform make.
Keep in mind, the wheel grinds somewhat mindlessly.  It
was observed by one columnist (I don't have the URL) that while
the open source folks want to assert that they are taking on the
BigCos,  it is the small shops that they are putting out of business
in some cases.
Karma makes fools of the willful.

From: AndrewWatt2000@aol.com [mailto:AndrewWatt2000@aol.com]

The only realistic way to begin that process in many (non-Western) countries is to use open source software. Labour is relatively cheap. Hardware is relatively cheap. There are lots of people, so buying multiple legal software licenses for MS and other shrink wrap technology is totally unrealistic. Two choices in those countries - open source or pirated MS etc software.


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