Brian Behlendorf on the Sharepoint Threat to Open Source

[ Thanks to Matt Asay
for this link. ]

“I’m here at Alfresco’s inaugural Community Council today,
listening to Brian Behlendorf talk about ‘The Threat of Microsoft
SharePoint to Open Source.’ What follows is a report of Brian’s
talk, with a little of my own commentary mixed in.

“Brian spent the first ten minutes talking about collaborative
software, defining it and articulating what real collaborative
software should comprise. One of his primary points was that true
collaborative software must be open to external ecosystems. This
involves more than single sign-on. It’s about connecting the
underlying data between applications…”