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| The days of selling software through the traditional commercial model
| are numbered, as open source is becoming the paradigm of choice, said
| Greg Stein, chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, at the
| EclipseCon 2006 conference on Wednesday.
| Software is becoming is increasingly commoditised, Stein said during
| his keynote presentation, and more of it is available free and it is easy
| to get.
| He cited the OpenOffice office automation package as an example of
| free software that could replace Microsoft Office.