"Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's contention that users will
be inclined to realign their business solutions toward open source
products such as MySQL, OpenSolaris, and GlassFish might be logical
as the world braces itself for the worst that this global economic
crisis has to offer.
"But is open source really the solution? or is there an
impending doom that looms over it as well? Some sectors believe
that the current crisis will push experts to put a price tag over
their hard work as opposed to giving it for free. When a hungry
unemployed developer comes across a brilliant idea, it would be
difficult for him to turn away from the instant gratification of
charging a fee to parties who would be interested with it. Sharing
it out in the open for free with the hopes of getting some good
returns through services can just be too speculative at best, and
speculation definitely isn't one of the marketable words in the
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