Upside: Open source gold diggers look to databases
Aug 02, 2000, 12:49 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"...What the former Andersen Consulting vet lacks in timing,
he's more than made up for in thoroughness. To date, Mele and his
marketing staff have conducted more than 30 focus groups, polling
everyone from end users to value-added resellers to probe the
strengths and weaknesses of the current market."
"Like a geologist sniffing an iron-rich core sample, Mele's eyes
perk up as he delivers the verdict."
"We're looking on the application layer of the technology stack
as the next frontier of open source development," he says.
"Open source projects have evolved to the point where they can
stand up against proprietary players such as Microsoft (MSFT) and
Oracle (ORCL). All that's missing is the company that could provide
an integrated offering."