"Everywhere you look today, vendors are embracing open source.
IBM, Computer Associates International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co.,
Sun Microsystems Inc. and many other industry heavyweights have
contributed large bodies of code to the open source community.
Oracle has purchased two open source software companies in recent
months. Even Microsoft is cozying up with JBoss Inc. and SugarCRM
Inc. to improve interoperability with Windows. In addition, dozens
of small companies have moved their products into the open source
domain over the last couple of years.
"This is certainly a heartening trend, but the cynic in me says
to be careful..."