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Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in

Feb 19, 2009, 20:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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""The honeymoon period for proprietary software is over. It remains a struggle for many executives to even begin to justify their investment in IT...Ten years ago, I believed that there were reasonable exceptions for when to use proprietary software. I have since come to believe that proprietary software has no advantage, even for the most specific applications."

"It used to be believed (by myself and others) that open source couldn't tackle niche applications, as there wouldn't be a financial incentive or sufficient expertise in a given field to mount an open-source approach. But that thinking was wrong. We just didn't know it yet"

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