"At Day Two of the EDGE 2004 Conference & Expo, the
afternoon Keynote Panel was titled, simply, 'The Open Source
Debate.' The theme chosen by Moderator Kevin Bedell,
editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine, was Linux Two Years
"In their opening statements, the panelists briefly summarized
the position of the organizations they represented. For Sam
Greenblatt, SVP and Chief Architect of CA's Linux Technology Group,
the position is crystal clear: 'Commercial software [he's given up
using the term 'proprietary' he said] will have to embrace Open
Source,' Greenblatt said, 'or it won't exist.'
"Miguel de Icaza, now officially CTO of Novell Ximian Services
but 'really just a coder like a lot of us' as Kevin Bedell
expressed it, observed that Novell is as 'proprietary as it comes'
but that the company has started doing internal adoption of Open