“The open-source collaborative development model is built to succeed in the Internet age. It makes much more sense than the proprietary model.”

Dell Computer chairman Michael Dell, assailing proprietary operating-system vendor Sun Microsystems in a LinuxWorld keynote address …

“Clearly, Microsoft has a pretty profitable customer model and customer franchise.”

… Dell, praising proprietary operating-system vendor Microsoft in a post-keynote interview,, 15 August 2000