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Gartner, Open Source, and Microsoft

Jul 20, 2007, 00:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seth Grimes)

"I received Gartner e-mail this week marketing their up-coming open-source summit. The message contains gems that illuminate Gartner's perspective on open source and the larger IT world.

"I characterized Gartner as the oracle of IT establishment and looked at their summit plans in a blog entry last week. Analysts will explain the heretofore anti-establishment open-source movement, albeit without the help of representatives of the communities that lend open source its power and vibrancy. Gartner's theme--a quite valid one--seems to be that establishment IT needs to come to grips with open source, and of course that Gartner is the organization that can show the way. They claim to be good at it..."

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