InfoWorld: Misunderstanding Open Source's Business
"Dan Farber has collected a range of commentary on two important
open source business questions: namely, will open source pummel
proprietary software vendors and does it have a long-term future? I
guess I find these questions a bit old-fashioned because I do open
source software, and watch open source beat proprietary software
every single day. I sell into an increasing number and range of
enterprises who view open source as a viable, competitive reality.
I see it knocking down the doors of every major enterprise on this
planet (and several more on Mars). And, importantly, I see it
making a lot of money for those selling it..."
ZDNet: Open Source vs. Traditional Enterprise Software, Part
"Matt Asay responded to the Enterprise Irregulars postings,
which I summarized here, on the question of whether open source
will crush, extinquish, vanquish traditional, proprietary
enterprise software. Matt is vice president of business development
for Alfresco (open source content management) and founder and
program director for the Open Source Business Conference. While the
Irregulars don't see open source as poised to vanquish traditional
software development and delivery models in the enterprise, they
acknowledge that is a growing force in many sectors. Matt, however,
is of the opinion that Red Hat will eventually win over Microsoft
and JBoss will be the king of application servers..."
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