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Cloud Computing Is Not Killing Open Source Anywhere - A Response To Gartner

Sep 17, 2009, 21:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Krishnan Subramanian)

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"He says that the government agencies are finding cloud based alternatives to proprietary infrastructure, OS, office applications, etc. instead of the traditional open source software. According to him, this implies death for open source in the government. The arguments he offers in support of his thesis are as follows

"One of the main drivers of open source traction was vendor independence and since there are not many departments in the government who want to download open source applications and use it without the paid support from the vendor, this vendor independence factor becomes meaningless. So, according to him it is no more an attractive factor for the customers."

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