ConsultingTimes: How to Misunderstand Sun’s Linux Desktop Strategy

[ Thanks to Sam
for this link. ]

“With the recent surge in Linux acceptance, many organizations
have started looking for consultants to help identify Open Source
Software opportunities in their IT departments. At the academic and
local government level, the most active area of interest has moved
from Linux in the server and networking space to web services, the
desktop and office productivity. Organizations with serious budget
concerns have delved into the economies of the Linux desktop and
Open Office and many have liked what they have found.

“The increase in Linux acceptance has not satisfied some
concerns within the Information Technology sector. Other
consultants, hardware manufacturers and customers have expressed
frustration to me regarding how to interface with Open Source
Software projects. As a member of the Open Source Software
Institute one of my objectives includes helping facilitate
opportunities among commercial organizations and Open Source
communities. In the process of working with various projects and
communities, I have discovered valuable information to relate to
you first hand…”


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