ZDNet: Fear what? The success of open source?
Dec 19, 2000, 20:26 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Young)
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"Mary Jo Foley's recent column "Open-source backers: Are you
afraid?" gets it all wrong."
"The suggestion that big companies pose a threat to open source
misses the big picture, focusing instead on a worn-out generality
that positions Microsoft Corp.'s competitors against the
open-source movement in a way Bill Gates himself would envy."
"Big companies such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard have a very
simple business motivation for backing open-source software: lower
total cost of ownership for their hardware platforms."
"Each of these companies makes its living selling hardware.
Inexpensive, high-quality software increases their value
proposition. And, of course, a Linux/Intel combo undoubtedly
represents a very reasonable license structure compared with their
NT/Intel offerings. It really is that simple."
- ZDNet: Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolves?(Dec 15, 2000)
- CNBC: Will Linux Save Microsoft Corp.?(Dec 08, 2000)
- ZDNet: Open-source backers: Are you afraid?(Dec 07, 2000)
- Upside: Last of the Independents [Bruce Perens at HP](Dec 06, 2000)
- Java Developer's Journal: Corporate Linux(Nov 29, 2000)
- Lou's Views: A Six Pack of Ponderables(Nov 29, 2000)
- Chris Schlaeger: Why we have created the KDE League
(Nov 22, 2000)
- ZDNet: The coders' collective - Is the world ready for a democratically-elected software company?(Nov 16, 2000)
- In Context: Follow the Money; Cathedral Investments in the Bazaar(Oct 20, 2000)
- ZDNet UK: Sun StarOffice: Open source for the masses(Oct 13, 2000)
- In Context: Sun's "Linux Strategy" -- What Is It?(Sep 28, 2000)
- Community: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? (or, Does Intention Matter?)
(Sep 21, 2000)