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| Most incumbent, proprietary vendors now realize they have a problem:
| the world wants open source, and they don't offer it, at least, not
| in any meaningful way. Instead of "repenting" and quickly moving to
| open their code, however, as IBM, Novell, and some others have done,
| they continue to manacle themselves their sinking, proprietary ships,
| more beholden to their sales forces, engineering groups, etc. than to
| their customers.