"I've been talking the last few days with Oracle, Novell, and
SAIC about how open source figures into their product plans and, in
SAIC's case, how open source affects the company's services
strategy. Each of these companies has obvious things to gain (and
perhaps to lose) from open source.
"Today I wanted to talk with a company that has not
traditionally been known for its open source work. BMC Software. I
have been talking with the open source group at BMC for over a
year, but I rarely heard much open source noise emerging from the
company. That is, until BMC hired Will Hurley from Qlusters, and
then suddenly I heard a lot more..."