"IDC vice president Dan Kusnetzky understands the frustration of
friends such as HP's Linux Vice President Martin Fink, who
complained at the recent Jboss developer event that open source
software is not adequately covered by analysts.
"Kusnetzky--who was nice enough to talk with us about how
industry is sliced up by analysts to gauge shipments, revenue,
growth and more--indicated that Fink has reason to be frustrated.
However, he defended analysis of the IT industry in general and how
it is adapting to change, and suggested that if Fink wants to find
the information he believes is lacking, he would probably have to
convince his company to fund a study on it..."