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Some Ideas for Marketing the OLPC

http://www.groklaw.net

You likely saw the Wall Street Journal article on Intel and Microsoft's efforts to crush/compete with the One Laptop Per Child project:

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Those who can compete, do. Those who can't, sue

http://blogs.cnet.com

I'm a wee bit tired by patent FUD and other substitutes for real competition from Microsoft. Microsoft has built a great business on comparatively good products. Yet in its old age, it seems incapable of competing on customer value and instead keeps fetishing its patent portfolio, as if anyone but its lawyers care about those.

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Who Are Microsoft's Competitors?

http://www.microsoft-watch.com

The company's annual report offers its perspective on who it competes with and where.

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Microsoft's overtures towards open source show just how scared it is

http://www.theinquirer.net

"THE VOLE is submitting its Shared Source licences to the Open Souce Initiative for certification, as announced in a keynote speech by Bill Hilf, Microsoft General Manager of Platform Strategy, on July 26 at the OSCON Open Source Convention held last week in Portland, Oregon."

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The value of an independent Linux

http://news.com.com

A thought struck me this morning: would you really want your database/application server/office productivity suite/etc. developer to also be the author of your operating system? On one level, the answer is an easy 'yes': tighter integration between the OS and the applications that run on it is a good thing.

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In-fighting a threat to free software

http://www.tectonic.co.za

In-fighting within the open source community needs to stop or risk further alienating companies, attendees at the Cape IT Initiative's (CITI) FOSS event heard last week.

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Is the OSS business model inherently monopolistic?

http://www.loopfuse.org

"If an OSS company is focusing on its OSS competitors, it will likely fail as a venture. Common sense dictates you follow the money, and in most markets, “the money” is in the pockets of the proprietary players."

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Competing with the wrong companies (Hint: go after proprietary not other OSS)

http://weblog.infoworld.com

I remain frustrated by the complete lack of marketing and business sense that many open source companies continue to display. I thought that we were past the whole foolishness of competing in the ghetto amongst ourselves vs. the big proprietary guys with lots of dough but it seems that the argument has just started taking other forms.

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Windows Server Woos Linux Customers

http://www.eweek.com

"Wooed by compelling application ecosystems, performance and cost, several large enterprise Linux customers have begun slowly migrating back to Windows Server, eWEEK reporting has found."

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