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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 Opengroupware.org..."

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