"HP is hoping to persuade analyst firms to change the way that
they measure the software market to take into account the open
source business model.
"Martin Fink, the vice-president of HP's Linux division, said in
a keynote speech at the JBoss World conference in Atlanta on
Tuesday that analyst firms are currently under-representing the
impact of open source, as their statistics rely on how much
companies spend on licence fees. This discriminates against the
open source business model where companies make money from support
and services, rather than licences..."