He Probably Believes This

3 April 2003

When billionaires grandstand they do it with such vigor that they undermine their own credibility. No time to research a response from Gates or Ballmer, but it’s likely that they said something at the other extreme of the spectrum.

”(Microsoft has) already been killed by one open-source product. Slaughtered, wiped out, taken from market dominance to irrelevance,” Ellison said, speaking of the Apache Web server’s displacement of Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Services) technology. ”They had a virtual monopoly on Web servers, and then they were wiped off the face of the earth. And it’s going to happen to them again on Linux.”

from InfoWorld

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