Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ozzie: Open Source a more disruptive competitor than Google

Even if I think Google is the "new Microsoft", at Microsoft Co. are more concerned about "open source". Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect at Microsoft, is cited in a ZDNet news:

Competitors like his former employer, Lotus, and now, Google, have spurred the company to make changes to its business to stay ahead, Ozzie said. But while Google is a “tremendously strong competitor,” Ozzie acknowledged, “open source was much more potentially disruptive” to Microsoft’s business. (He noted that, unlike Google, many open-source programmers aren’t beholden to shareholders.)
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