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aspergerian
November 11th, 2009, 12:48 PM
NYTimes article provides insights regarding EU v US regarding role of open source.

eg,

' “It makes sense that the Europeans come to the defense of open-source companies because the big proprietary companies are nearly all American,” he said. (The exception is SAP, the large German maker of business management software.) European governments have long viewed open-source software as a potential tool of economic development and independence.'


Cultural Bent Hangs Over Oracle’s Battle for Sun
By STEVE LOHR and JAMES KANTER
Oracle’s battle with European regulators over its acquisition of Sun Microsystems boils down to a conflict about the importance of free software and the government’s role in protecting it...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/technology/companies/11oracle.html?_r=1&hpw