Yahoo!/TechWeb: Open And Shut
Jan 03, 2005, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seth Grimes)
"The value and utilization of open-source software have grown
immensely in recent years, but in the booming analytics market,
open source is strangely not keeping pace. A variety of projects
are out there—search open-source nexus SourceForge.net for
'OLAP' or 'reporting,' and you'll find dozens. Unfortunately, many
of these attempts seem amateurish, more intentions than anything
approaching commercial-grade products. The projects that do appear
worth a trial run boast only niche rather than broad-market appeal.
Nonetheless, they do suggest far greater future adoption of open
source for decision systems..."