Why open source poses a threat to Microsoft

Burns, Christine
January 1999
Network World;01/25/99, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p12
Trade Publication
Provides an overview on open source software. `Open source code' as the phrase use for software and its underlying code base that is available free to anyone to read, redistribute and modify; Downloading of open source code from the World Wide Web; Other source codes available in the market.


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