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VNUnet: Open Source Invades Middleware

Jun 30, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

"Open source is creeping through middleware, turning it into a profit-less commodity and forcing technology companies to seek value further up the food chain, according to two leading open source experts.

"But they warn that Microsoft understands this better than the open source community and is focusing on controlling the value points, with .Net a part of this strategy.

"Speaking at the LinuxExpo in Birmingham last week, Tim O'Reilly, president of open source publisher O'Reilly & Associates, explained that the value in an application is in the data and the customer interactions..."

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