LinuxCon Preview: Is FOSS Becoming More About What Execs Need Than What Developers Want?
Jul 23, 2010, 13:34 (3 Talkback[s])
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"You were on a panel at LinuxCon last year. This year, you have
a keynote slot all to yourself and will be talking about open
source adoption trends in enterprise IT. Can you share with us at
least one of those trends and the primary drivers for it?
"Hammond: Sure – at the risk of tipping my hand a bit,
there has been a big change in the awareness of open source at the
executive level. The "don't ask, don't tell" policy is no more.
This changes the opportunities that open source companies have;
they're likely to find the door to the corner office more open than
ever. But this also means that the way that we use FOSS in the
enterprise will change, as it becomes less about what developers
want, and more about what execs need."