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The Potential of Open Source

Aug 09, 2006, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])

InfoWorld: Misunderstanding Open Source's Business Potential

"Dan Farber has collected a range of commentary on two important open source business questions: namely, will open source pummel proprietary software vendors and does it have a long-term future? I guess I find these questions a bit old-fashioned because I do open source software, and watch open source beat proprietary software every single day. I sell into an increasing number and range of enterprises who view open source as a viable, competitive reality. I see it knocking down the doors of every major enterprise on this planet (and several more on Mars). And, importantly, I see it making a lot of money for those selling it..."

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ZDNet: Open Source vs. Traditional Enterprise Software, Part II

"Matt Asay responded to the Enterprise Irregulars postings, which I summarized here, on the question of whether open source will crush, extinquish, vanquish traditional, proprietary enterprise software. Matt is vice president of business development for Alfresco (open source content management) and founder and program director for the Open Source Business Conference. While the Irregulars don't see open source as poised to vanquish traditional software development and delivery models in the enterprise, they acknowledge that is a growing force in many sectors. Matt, however, is of the opinion that Red Hat will eventually win over Microsoft and JBoss will be the king of application servers..."

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