ZDNet: Jonathan Schwartz: Go Free and Open Source or Fade Away
Jan 20, 2006, 21:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"I was supposed to catch up with Sun President and COO Jonathan
Schwartz at the SDForum event, 'The Future of Commercial Open
Source Think Tank,' but he was a no-show. He was prepping for a Sun
board meeting according to Sun people I ran into at the event. I
did have a brief call with him this morning on the subject of Sun's
open source strategy. Sun is planning to open source all of its
software, and Schwartz contends that the technology world will boil
down to two camps--closed source (Microsoft) and open source.
'Anyone serious about interoperability can't possibly resist the
inevitability that all software binary distributions will be free
or subsidized,' Schwartz said. 'It's fighting gravity.'
"Schwartz told me that tech companies are becoming more like