Open Source Still Draws Proprietary Vendors Into the Fold

We’ve seen some examples, and the industry has received some lessons of what happens when organizations or vendors hold out on open source and attempt to disregard it, don’t leverage it — or worse, discredit it, such as the SCO ordeal, which ended up strengthening enterprise open source. We’ve also seen examples of how difficult it can be to maintain open source software community projects, involvement and goodwill in Oracle’s difficulties with some of the technology and community it acquired with Sun Microsystems.