"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..."