"The need for affordable automation drives the entire IT
industry toward OSS. In evolutionary time scales, OSS as well as IT
itself have barely begun. As the IT industry matures, the need for
cost-effective, scalable solutions will increase the concentration
of OSS in IT and OSS will cover all computing requirements from
servers to appliances to desktops.
"The IT world is in its infancy. The excitement and promise of
its youth is pervasive and irrepressible. Pressure for automating
even the most common information and activities is rising
exponentially. But the early atmosphere of IT is still a little
heavy with proprietary elements and not yet suitable for the full
blossoming of life..."