"As the need for collaboration in the enterprise grows, many
corporations are looking to Linux, BSD and others as a means of
quick sharing that goes right to the source.
"Brian Behlendorf, CTO and vice-president of engineering at
Brisbane, California-based CollabNet Inc., said the idea that
companies can be sharing code and sharing information between
internal employees or externally with partners or customers is
"'An example I like to give is that it used to be that inventory
was considered an asset. Then about 10 to 15 years ago, some
inventory became a liability...'"