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Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Is the GPL all encompassing?
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 20:45:14 +0200
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"amicus_curious" <address@hidden> writes:

> "Hyman Rosen" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> news:address@hidden
>>
>> I believe Microsoft is quite nonplussed that their penetration
>> into server markets has been blunted by free OS alternatives.
>
> That seems to be a frail reed indeed.  Microsoft has gone from zero
> server market share (at the advent of NT) to about 40% in terms of the
> dollar value of new servers sold annually using Windows server OS and
> about 50% in numerical units shipped.  That is a pretty impressive
> capture rate and it all occurred in the same timeframe that Linux was
> evolving.  Linux has made gains, to be sure, but almost all at the
> expense of traditional Unix system sales.

So what does that tell you about the superiority of the traditional
proprietary Unix systems?

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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