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Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

Sep 24, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit here Sept. 20.

"'Open source can give you a common operating platform for real, and if you use Linux as a leveler, the individual ships will all right themselves rather than colliding into one another,' he said, pointing to the fact that even Microsoft submitted two of its licenses to the OSI for approval, although as a company it remains ambivalent toward open source..."

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