Enterprise Linux IT: Who's Profiting from Open Source?
Oct 16, 2004, 05:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"IBM, Sun Microsystems and other technology companies recently
'donated' portions of their software to the open-source community.
But those donations are not motivated by corporate generosity;
there are tactics and strategies behind these moves.
"'Vendors will use open source as a competitive weapon, by
open-sourcing pieces of technologies for strategic reasons,' David
Smith, a vice-president at Gartner, told NewsFactor.