Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in December 2004
I'm no friend of Wal-Mart. During my college years back in North Carolina and Georgia, I watched as Sam Walton's "big box" retail outlets spread across the countryside like a bad rash, leaving one bombed-out small-town business district after another in their wake.
Could Microsoft be on the verge of 'losing' China as a major market? Could China's open-source developers play an important role in this turn of events, leaving Microsoft with no room to grow in the world's largest country?
Open-source software development is, for many of the people involved, a matter of style. Whether or not that's a gross generalization, it reflects a popular image of the open-source community: freewheeling, individualistic, and either irrepressibly creative or hopelessly chaotic, depending on one's point of view.