"Only two years after publicly hugging a Microsoft executive
live on stage, Sun's chief technology evangelist Simon Phipps has
branded opponents of open source 'Luddites' and predicted that the
current proprietary vendor dominance will crumble through sheer
collective will of a new generation of IT managers.
"'The Luddites fighting the move to open source are certain to
be defeated. Different parts of the software market may move to
open source, at different speeds, but the move is an inevitable
societal trend,' Phipps vowed.
"The latest bout of schoolyard name calling over open source
comes as Sun attempts to sell its latest technology vision to the
faithful assembled in Queensland, Australia for a high-end Sun
soiree, hosted by vendor-neutral research and development
organisation Distributed Systems Technology Center (DSTC)..."
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