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Commercial Software Will Include Open Source, Gartner Says

“At least 80 percent of all commercial software products will
include elements of open-source code by 2010, according to Mark
Driver, vice president of research at Gartner.

“In his opening keynote at the third annual Gartner Open Source
Summit here Sept. 19, titled ‘The Gartner Open Source Scenario for
2007: The risks and rewards for mainstream IT,’ Driver said the
research firm believes ‘open source is defined by the license,
period. Almost all of our customers are scrambling to create an
open-source policy, as almost none of them have one as yet…'”

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