NewsForge: Where Should You Use Open Source? A Scenario-Based Analysis
May 25, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
"This was the title of the last session I attended at GigaWorld
2004 last week. It was led by Forrester analysts John Rymer and
Uttam Narsu and was run as a roundtable discussion with heavy
audience participation. A majority of the 30 people in the room
said they had tried at least one open source program at some point,
but it was apparent that this was not necessarily a gathering of
open source boosters.
"To start, note that GigaWorld 2004 had more than 700 IT
managers, CxOs, and vendor employees in attendance, and only 30 of
them showed up for this open source discussion -- including a rep
from Microsoft's PR firm, Waggener-Edstrom. Obviously, most people
at this conference decided other sessions being held at the same
time were more important to them..."