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ZDNet UK: Analyst Research 'Distorted' Against Open Source

Mar 03, 2005, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"HP is hoping to persuade analyst firms to change the way that they measure the software market to take into account the open source business model.

"Martin Fink, the vice-president of HP's Linux division, said in a keynote speech at the JBoss World conference in Atlanta on Tuesday that analyst firms are currently under-representing the impact of open source, as their statistics rely on how much companies spend on licence fees. This discriminates against the open source business model where companies make money from support and services, rather than licences..."

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