Linux a 'waste of money', says top MS exec
Posted on: 05/26/2004 04:15 PM

Hooz dropped this article in my lap just now. The title alone should be enough to incite some serious discussion: "Linux a 'waste of money', says top MS exec".
Sharp, who used to work for Red Hat before joining Microsoft, said building open-source software is a "waste of money" and that a company was in effect giving away its intellectual property, preventing it from getting future benefits. "If you are compelled to give back to the community, then you don't have the opportunity to benefit from that knowledge," he stressed.
This is an interesting read.

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