Is Open Source the Best Way to Unlock the Value of IT?

“Open source is truly the best way to unlock the value of
information technology, Michael Tiemann, president of the Open
Source Initiative, said at the annual Gartner Open Source Summit
here Sept. 20.

“‘Open source can give you a common operating platform for real,
and if you use Linux as a leveler, the individual ships will all
right themselves rather than colliding into one another,’ he said,
pointing to the fact that even Microsoft submitted two of its
licenses to the OSI for approval, although as a company it remains
ambivalent toward open source…”