Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

Later in the interview we got into the topic of open source. That’s where it gets interesting. He says the tech world no longer has a major corporate supporter for open source. Further, purchasing agents and IT managers are not quantifying the “barrier to exit.” He means that IT is not taking into account what the true cost of total ownership is when they buy from a product company that sells proprietary technology.

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