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SAP: Open Source's Friend or Foe?

Jun 11, 2009, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

"These outward-facing activities present a very positive picture of the company, engaging with open source in all kinds of ways. But there's another side, one that's hidden unless you start digging through obscure documents, that's rather less flattering.

"For example, the European Commission organised seven workgroups looking at various aspects of European software policy. One of these was on open source. Among the groups taking part in this was the Free Software Foundation Europe, and SAP. At the end of their joint report (PDF, HTML), there are a number of appendices that represent the particular views of participants. SAP's is by far the longest, running to some 17 pages."

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