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InformationWeek: Open Source Struggles To Win Critical Mass

Mar 22, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Such of the political controversy around the open standards movement in government, generated by vendors angry with governments for moving away from their proprietary technologies, is mirrored in the open source movement.

"Consider the 2005 California Performance Report, ordered by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to find ways to create a more efficient state government. While the report served up many recommendations on cost cutting, the vendor community was most worked up over the suggestion that state IT organizations consider open source as an option before making an IT purchase..."

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