"Hewlett-Packard claims it has started to make higher margins
from open source than proprietary software in some instances, due
to the support costs associated with migration.
"Speaking to ZDNet UK on Thursday, HP's open source and Linux
chief technology officer Bdale Garbee said that open source margins
are sometimes higher than for Microsoft-based products. 'In some
cases, the margin can be greater to us because we can provide a
more complete solution to customers,' said Garbee, speaking at the
LinuxWorld event in London..."