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Apache's lead over Microsoft's IIS goes poof

The number of users of project's open-source Web server software is still rising, but that of Microsoft's proprietary Internet Information Services is rising faster.

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Technology writer Glyn Moody notes that open-source software developer Apache's lead in Web servers over Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) is at its skinniest ever: 10 percent.

Apache continues to gain (1 million sites last month). But Microsoft's IIS is also growing--and at a faster clip (3 million sites last month). As Glyn suggests, it may not matter: Apache's job may well be done in proving the viability of open-source projects and paving the way for many more.

I doubt, regardless, whether Microsoft is resting on its laurels. If you click through to the Netcraft page, you'll see Google growing at a torrid pace in the last graph. So maybe open source wins, after all, given Google's reliance on open source.