Free and Open Source Software

  title={Free and Open Source Software},
  author={Keith W. Miller and Jeffrey M. Voas and Tom Costello},
  journal={IT Professional},
In this paper, free and open source software are discussed. Open source is an intellectual property destroyer. Nothing could be worse than this for the software business and the intellectual-property business. Microsoft has an official open source presence on the Web (, and in July 2010, Jean Paoli, the General Manager for Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft, delivered a keynote address at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. 
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