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ZDNET Australia: Gartner: Open Source Could Damage the Market

Jul 05, 2005, 14:30 (21 Talkback[s])
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"Bob Hayward, senior vice president and chief research officer, Gartner Research Asia-Pacific, said that software developers could be discouraged from creating new software because of the multitude of open source software available for free. This is further driven by major vendors that are making their software available as open source.

"Hayward noted that many of the big software vendors are now evaluating all the software products they produce and identifying those that are strategic to the company, and those that are becoming commoditised..."

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