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LinuxDevices: Open-Source Stack Providers Getting Squeezed?

Aug 25, 2006, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"Pure-play open-source software providers are being squeezed out of the enterprise market by increasingly complete offerings from application and OS providers, according to a report from The 451 Group's just-launched 'Commercial Adoption of Open Source' (CAOS) service. The report's findings may be applicable to embedded Linux stack providers, as well.

"According to report's findings, enterprise application providers are increasingly bundling relatively complete operating systems with their products, while enterprise open-source OS vendors are including increasingly rich open-source application environments. And, customers say they are willing to look to both application and OS providers separately for support, rather than paying extra for the 'single throat to choke' offered by a stack provider..."

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