eWeek: HP: Open Source Here to Stay
Jul 11, 2003, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)
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"Open-source software has significantly affected
Hewlett-Packard's business, with its open source review board
looking at between two and 10 new open-source and Linux products a
week, Stormy Peters, who runs HP's open source program office, said
in her keynote address here on Thursday.
"In a talk titled 'The Business of Open Source in the
Enterprise' at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (Oscon) here,
Peters said open-source software is here to stay, evidenced by the
growth of Linux in the server market.
"Open source is not successful because it is free, as the
software component comprises a small part of total costs to an
enterprise, but because it is effective, she said..."