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NewsForge: An Analyst Talks About Analysts' Open Source Coverage

Apr 04, 2005, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"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..."

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