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NewsForge: Where Should You Use Open Source? A Scenario-Based Analysis

May 25, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"This was the title of the last session I attended at GigaWorld 2004 last week. It was led by Forrester analysts John Rymer and Uttam Narsu and was run as a roundtable discussion with heavy audience participation. A majority of the 30 people in the room said they had tried at least one open source program at some point, but it was apparent that this was not necessarily a gathering of open source boosters.

"To start, note that GigaWorld 2004 had more than 700 IT managers, CxOs, and vendor employees in attendance, and only 30 of them showed up for this open source discussion -- including a rep from Microsoft's PR firm, Waggener-Edstrom. Obviously, most people at this conference decided other sessions being held at the same time were more important to them..."

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