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Open Source: Beyond Infrastructure

“Nothing can–or will–slow down the growth of open source
software. According to IDC, open source alone generated $1.8b in
revenue in 2006. The projected growth, fueled by a fast adoption
curve by enterprises and government agencies, should bring this
number to $5.8b in 2011, which translates into an annual growth of
26%. I know some proprietary vendors who would be thrilled with
this kind of market growth rate…

“We all know that open source software is already widely used in
IT infrastructure: security (firewall, proxy, antivirus, antispam,
etc.), operating systems (servers, desktops, workstations,
appliances, etc.), application and Web servers, databases, Web
browsers, etc…”


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