Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Dec 2013 22:10 UTC

The Microsoft CEO succession process appears to be stalled. This is a company with immense human, technical, and financial resources; the tech industry is filled with intelligent, energetic, dedicated candidates. What's wrong with the matchmaking process?

The gist: Microsoft needs someone strong enough to stand up to the old guard still looking over everyone's shoulder (Gates and Ballmer) - and essentially dismiss them - since the company needs to look to the future, not the past.

Good luck with that.

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RE[7]: Comment by Nelson
by Fergy on Mon 9th Dec 2013 18:16 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Nelson"
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You realize that business model is only possible if a single company owns the copyrights to the software. Just like when Sun/Oracle gave open office for free, but also sold star office which "had more features" and support. So a specific application developer can do that, and several have in the past and some currently do that ( mysql).

It is not that simple. It is about easy, fun, altruism, trust, support, brand, collection, social, price etc.

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