"I just read two really interesting articles (Giving proprietary
vendors a run for their money & Could Linux become the dominant
OS?). These articles and a discussion I had yesterday about budget
constraints for the next calendar year makes me think that Open
Source Software (OSS) is on the verge of becoming mainstream over
the next few years. I have already seen the statistics where 51% of
companies are using OSS in mission critical applications. This is
starting to look very similar to the days where everyone was
fleeing the mainframe for client server technology. The client
server craze was driven by lower cost and greater flexibility. Does
that sound familiar...?"
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