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Technetra: The Long View, the Wide View and the Deep View

Jun 30, 2005, 00:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Adkins)

[ Thanks to Robert Adkins for this link. ]

"From every angle--whether anticipating the future, surveying the wide range of new technologies, or delving deep into implementation--open source software (OSS) is harnessing the prime drivers of Information Technology (IT).

"Recent research from Harvard Business School argues that, given the right mix of conditions, OSS can ultimately displace traditional software like Microsoft Windows. But 'world domination' is not as simple as one might think. Several factors need to be in place for OSS to succeed. Surprisingly, it's not enough to be free or even better than traditional software..."

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