"I received Gartner e-mail this week marketing their up-coming
open-source summit. The message contains gems that illuminate
Gartner's perspective on open source and the larger IT world.
"I characterized Gartner as the oracle of IT establishment and
looked at their summit plans in a blog entry last week. Analysts
will explain the heretofore anti-establishment open-source
movement, albeit without the help of representatives of the
communities that lend open source its power and vibrancy. Gartner's
theme--a quite valid one--seems to be that establishment IT needs
to come to grips with open source, and of course that Gartner is
the organization that can show the way. They claim to be good at
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