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Can We Please Stop Lying for Microsoft in the Mainstream Media?

No, Microsoft attacks Open Source companies; Microsoft is not an 'Open Source company'

Summary: Dishonesty for short-term financial gain (e.g. advertising money) will be a big loss in the long run. There's a reason why so many news sites perish and Datamation (where I wrote more than a decade ago) now throws away remnants of reputation by spreading a big lie from Microsoft.

  • 10 Leading Open Source Companies

    The days are long gone when open source software was primarily the work of hobbyists and lone developers, your impression is sorely out of date. While independent developers are still an important part of the open source community, today much of the work on open source projects is being done by corporate developers.

    Linux founder Linus Torvalds acknowledged this corporate influence and welcomed it. "It's very important to have companies in open source," he said. "It's one thing I have been very happy about."

    The list below highlights some of the leading for-profit companies that are using, sponsoring and contributing to open source projects. It includes a mix of large enterprises, small startups and everything in between. Some of the companies exclusively offer products based on open source software, while others sell a mix of proprietary and open source solutions. But all of these companies play a significant role in the open source community.

  • Datamation LOL!

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