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CIO: Why Your Future Depends on Open Source--Part 2

May 12, 2006, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

"'Will software be a business that generates a lot of profit in the future? Is open source essentially a disruption that will cause the software business to be less profitable?'

-- Steve Ballmer, addressing an audience of financial analysts, July, 2004

"Let me end the suspense, Steve, and offer the answer: 'Yes.' The software business will be less profitable in the future--much less profitable..."

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