Is Open Source Only Good for Undermining Competitors?
Jun 21, 2008, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)
"I usually try very hard to not write about IBM. But the
following from Matt Asay requires a reply.
"Regardless, IBM isn't in the habit of open sourcing technology
in which it has a lead or at least a strong position, such as it
does with DB2. IBM strategically invests in open source to
undermine the margins of its competitors, not its own.
"Really? Take a look into OSGi, SCA, Apache HTTP Server or the
countless other open source projects into which IBM has open