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LinuxCon Preview: Is FOSS Becoming More About What Execs Need Than What Developers Want?

Jul 23, 2010, 13:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)

"You were on a panel at LinuxCon last year. This year, you have a keynote slot all to yourself and will be talking about open source adoption trends in enterprise IT. Can you share with us at least one of those trends and the primary drivers for it?

"Hammond: Sure – at the risk of tipping my hand a bit, there has been a big change in the awareness of open source at the executive level. The "don't ask, don't tell" policy is no more. This changes the opportunities that open source companies have; they're likely to find the door to the corner office more open than ever. But this also means that the way that we use FOSS in the enterprise will change, as it becomes less about what developers want, and more about what execs need."

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