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Tech Execs: Can We Stop the Stupidity?

Jan 06, 2009, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Andriole)

"But the trend I like the most is openness. Our industry continues to invest in integration and interoperability. Even those with the most to lose -- like Microsoft, Oracle, BEA and SAP -- have come around to the inevitability of open architectures and alternative software delivery models. We continue to move toward reusability, components for easy software construction, APIs that really interface, and platforms that accelerate interoperability.

"Is proprietary software dead? No, and it will never really die -- but it will get increasingly friendlier in 2009 and beyond. Eventually it will become completely promiscuous."

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