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Re: [vox] Why open source?



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On Tuesday 02 December 2003 12:44 pm, zeruch@damagestudios.com wrote:
> Outside of an ideology, one of the key reasons IBM is using it is because
> it affords them some unique things:
>
> 1. operates as lubricant with their long time feud with Microsoft (quite
> possibly the biggest "quiet" fued in Silicon Valley history)
>
> 2. affords them a way to expand everything from their embeded operations
> to the visibility of their mainframe business
>
> 3. they can use it within their Global Services PS group (because services
> is arguably where the money is with OSS and IBM makes a large chunck of
> their change with Professional Services/custom engineering)
>
It also supports their origional idea that you pay for hardware and support, 
not software. Software is cheap, (And timeshared).


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