LinuxWorld.com: Open source tries to regroup at annual eventJul 22, 2001, 17:57 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Berger)
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This is a fairly jaundiced take on the upcoming O'Reilly Open Source Convention, beginning tomorrow. The article focuses on VA Linux's recent troubles, the exclusion of the Free Software Foundation from the headlining debate with Craig Mundie, and the MySQL AB/NuSphere conflict, which a Gartner analyst is on hand to characterize as part of a broader cultural clash in the open source world.
"Despite an effort to focus on the progress of open source, it will be hard this week to ignore its weaknesses, which have wounded -- even toppled -- open source companies in the face of shrinking IT budgets and a sour economy.
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