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ConsultingTimes: How to Misunderstand Sun's Linux Desktop Strategy

Dec 20, 2003, 11:30 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Sam Hiser for this link. ]

"With the recent surge in Linux acceptance, many organizations have started looking for consultants to help identify Open Source Software opportunities in their IT departments. At the academic and local government level, the most active area of interest has moved from Linux in the server and networking space to web services, the desktop and office productivity. Organizations with serious budget concerns have delved into the economies of the Linux desktop and Open Office and many have liked what they have found.

"The increase in Linux acceptance has not satisfied some concerns within the Information Technology sector. Other consultants, hardware manufacturers and customers have expressed frustration to me regarding how to interface with Open Source Software projects. As a member of the Open Source Software Institute one of my objectives includes helping facilitate opportunities among commercial organizations and Open Source communities. In the process of working with various projects and communities, I have discovered valuable information to relate to you first hand..."

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