"Experience has shown a weakening U.S. economy would be good for
open source, as a shortage of cash is usually a major catalyst for
innovation, particularly around open-source applications, Mark
Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, said at the annual Open
Source Business Conference here March 25.
"Roger Burkhardt, president and CEO of open-source database firm
Ingres, agreed, noting that as the economy slows, budgets tighten
and people have to do more with less..."