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FOSS: War is over (if you want it)

Oct 02, 2009, 00:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"There has also been a lot of M&A activity involving open source, with some of the highest profile deals resulting in Oracle (almost owning MySQL) as well as Java and OpenSolaris, VMware owning SpringSource and Citrix owning Xen.

"As well as buying into FOSS, proprietary vendors are also increasing their contributions to FOSS, with the highest profile example of that being that Microsoft is now a contributor to Linux and recently created the CodePlex Foundation to encourage wider contributions to open source - two developments that would have been unthinkable this time last year."

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