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Re: [ossig] The Future is Open Source (Pakistan)



On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 11:33 +0800, Dinesh Nair wrote:

> in the spirit of a democratic majority, could IBM be drowned out in BSA 
> Malaysia then ?

Possibly. But from reading BSA documents, I don't think that IBM would
have an issue with their statements. BSA always pushes for a "balanced"
view for proprietary software and the interests of their members (large
powerful US corporations).

As long as there are license revenue from large established clients for
proprietary IBM software (Lotus Notes, DB/2, their middleware stuff), I
don't see how IBM would care to push open source that much. They and
their local partners earn more money selling Lotus Notes and DB/2 on
Win2K3 on IBM hardware (and services) then just hardware and services
alone on a FOSS platform.


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