This week at LWN: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda

Posted by grouch on Jul 21, 2006 2:32 AM EDT; By Glyn Moody
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Against this background, the EU's fine is a little more than an accountancy rounding error.


Thus Microsoft's brinkmanship with the European Commission is driven almost entirely by its need to react to free software. It turns out that this is by no means the only sphere where Microsoft has ceased to be master of its own destiny, and finds itself constantly responding to open source initiatives, and playing catch-up with free software projects.

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