"After a few years during which IT companies have been doing
their best to persuade us how much they like working together, with
talk of 'leveraging synergies' and similar nonsense, the outbreak
of war over the arrival of Linux in enterprise computing is rather
"It may also end up being good news for financial customers.
What will happen to the ideals of open source is quite another
question. You could describe the situation in the form of a
cartoon, with a nervous looking Linux penguin surrounded by the
savage predators of the IT industry. Most of them are professing
oily friendship, but some are openly licking their lips..."