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InfoWorld: The Open Source Market Opportunity

Nov 10, 2005, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)

"I have been fairly negative on technology lately, partially because I am fed up with marketing hype (even my own) and partially because I am back as an end-user and consumer of IT products and services. I've also been languishing with the notion that many open source startups are grossly overestimating their potential market size. Then, as I was reading Matt's Finally a real database market, I realized that I was looking at it all wrong--limiting the market opportunity by the relative size that exists now.

"The right metric isn't proprietary vs. open, but open vs. open where Microsoft either joins in or gets left behind..."

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