"Gartner has issued a research note that finds that proprietary
software is facing serious pricing pressure from a range of
different software trends, among them Software as a Service (SaaS)
and open source. My heart is bleeding for these poor vendors who
have spent decades wringing every last dime out of customers with
the 'build once, charge everywhere' moment in time that
digitization afforded. (I say 'moment in time' because it's
increasingly clear that digital 'abundance' business models make
more sense than faking scarcity...)"
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