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Upside: Open source gold diggers look to databases

Aug 02, 2000, 12:49 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"...What the former Andersen Consulting vet lacks in timing, he's more than made up for in thoroughness. To date, Mele and his marketing staff have conducted more than 30 focus groups, polling everyone from end users to value-added resellers to probe the strengths and weaknesses of the current market."

"Like a geologist sniffing an iron-rich core sample, Mele's eyes perk up as he delivers the verdict."

"We're looking on the application layer of the technology stack as the next frontier of open source development," he says. "Open source projects have evolved to the point where they can stand up against proprietary players such as Microsoft (MSFT) and Oracle (ORCL). All that's missing is the company that could provide an integrated offering."

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