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How is Microsoft and other software manufacturers combating the threat of open source software and other free tools that compete with its commercial products? Do you think that this is the best way to handle the situation in the future?

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One of the ways by which these companies are protecting their products against the threat of open source software is via significant R&D to improve product features, ...

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Discusses the strategy deployed by microsoft and other companies to compete against open source software.