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Is Netflix a Friend or Foe to FOSS?

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Well it's 2011 at last, and those of us here in the FOSS community have a great deal to look forward to this year.

Android is going nowhere but up, Ubuntu is gearing up to capture the hearts and minds of the masses, and Linux-friendly ARM (Nasdaq: ARMHY) is poised for even more great things. It's going to be a great year!

Not that there won't be anything to grumble about, of course. As long as there's Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), for example, we'll always have that.

But what about Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX)?

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