"A couple of weeks ago, I took BEA to task for insinuating that
the open source community wasn't capable of delivering good
management tools for its software. A few readers leapt to the
defense: BEA is right, they said. Management is critical in complex
environments, and the management capabilities of open source
software are often pretty poor.
"Maybe so. But if that's true, it's all the more reason to make
some noise about it and get open source developers more interested
in delivering those tools. Because the alternative--turning to
proprietary software for the management piece--could have fairly
unpalatable side effects..."