O'Reilly: The Missing Open Source Projects, From an Enterprise POV
Jul 14, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim O'Reilly)
"For each of seven application areas, r0ml tried to characterize
the problem and make it vivid for open source developers. He
started, though, with a big picture view...
"Enterprise Applications are characterized by many people, many
computers, and many years (more than 10,000 people/machines, and
more than 10 years). What's more, all the people and the computers
need to be interchangeable.
"He then talked about the top ten software vendors, and showed
the kinds of business areas.
"Then he went on to what he believes are the top six projects
that are missing from an enterprise point of view. He actually
listed seven, saying that two of them were only half-value (but he
didn't say which ones.) He's not going to talk about things like an
Exchange replacement, since he just recently saw