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CNET News: Can Open Source Win Big Business?

Apr 14, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Getting Fortune 500 companies to adopt open source would be a lot easier if open-source advocates put their business hats on.

"That was the message from some Sun Microsystems and MySQL executives at the MySQL users conference here. Swedish company MySQL develops open-source database software and is making inroads into markets primarily dominated by companies such as Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.

"During a keynote speech Friday, Rick Cattell, deputy chief technology officer of software at Sun, said that offering great software doesn't guarantee success in the big-business market..."

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