Technetra: The Long View, the Wide View and the Deep View
Jun 30, 2005, 00:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Adkins)
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"From every angle--whether anticipating the future, surveying
the wide range of new technologies, or delving deep into
implementation--open source software (OSS) is harnessing the prime
drivers of Information Technology (IT).
"Recent research from Harvard Business School argues that, given
the right mix of conditions, OSS can ultimately displace
traditional software like Microsoft Windows. But 'world domination'
is not as simple as one might think. Several factors need to be in
place for OSS to succeed. Surprisingly, it's not enough to be free
or even better than traditional software..."