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eWeek: HP: Open Source Here to Stay

Jul 11, 2003, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Open-source software has significantly affected Hewlett-Packard's business, with its open source review board looking at between two and 10 new open-source and Linux products a week, Stormy Peters, who runs HP's open source program office, said in her keynote address here on Thursday.

"In a talk titled 'The Business of Open Source in the Enterprise' at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (Oscon) here, Peters said open-source software is here to stay, evidenced by the growth of Linux in the server market.

"Open source is not successful because it is free, as the software component comprises a small part of total costs to an enterprise, but because it is effective, she said..."

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