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Commercial Software Will Include Open Source, Gartner Says

Sep 20, 2007, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"At least 80 percent of all commercial software products will include elements of open-source code by 2010, according to Mark Driver, vice president of research at Gartner.

"In his opening keynote at the third annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 19, titled 'The Gartner Open Source Scenario for 2007: The risks and rewards for mainstream IT,' Driver said the research firm believes 'open source is defined by the license, period. Almost all of our customers are scrambling to create an open-source policy, as almost none of them have one as yet...'"

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