ZDNet: Sun CEO: Open Source Is Our Friend
Feb 12, 2004, 20:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Sun Microsystems may have been the last major server maker to
embrace Linux, but Chief Executive Scott McNealy argues that the
company will benefit more than its competitors from the open-source
"'The open-source model is our friend,' McNealy said Wednesday
at the company's analyst conference here.
"Software in general has a low cost of distribution and of goods
sold. The collaborative programming philosophy of open-source
software lowers another expense: development. Open-source software,
therefore, increases the pressure to move software pricing toward
zero, McNealy argued..."