Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:20 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Microsoft Microsoft . . . complained in its annual report that it was facing increasing pressure from open source companies. It claims they are stealing its ideas and benefiting from its intellectual property. "A number of commercial firms compete with us using an open source business model by modifying and then distributing open source software to end users at nominal cost and earning revenue on complementary services and products." Also see analysis at Microsoft Watch.
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RE: Yeah...
by _txf_ on Tue 5th Aug 2008 22:29 UTC in reply to "Yeah..."
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The price you pay for getting labeled a monopoly is you have to play by different rules that aren't always fair.

I would argue the way microsoft used its monopoly power in the past (and still is) isn't fair on its competitors either.So does it cancel out?

Edited 2008-08-05 22:30 UTC

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