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Who should fear Microsoft's lawyers most?

The real end-game for open source then is the rest of the stack, right up to and including the business applications. The new questions are: Will the JBoss model be repeatable and allow Red Hat to successfully move up the stack? Can they do it without IBM and Oracle? Will SOA emerge as a strong open source alternative? Will the hardware providers begin to give away the software, ala Sun, to pressure the non-hardware software players on price and make the profit from the hardware alone? Will the SaaS providers squeeze the business applications profits even as the profits in the Linux bottom of the stack wither?

November 2, 2006 by

Lindows launches profit-share program, maker of the Linux-based LindowsOS operating system for PCs, said Wednesday that it will share some of its profits from sales of software and services to consumers and businesses with PC builders.

March 20, 2003 by

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