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InfoWorld: Open Source Software Merits Debated

May 20, 2004, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Krill)

"Open source proponents and a Microsoft official had varying perspectives on the value of the open source model during separate discussions at the 2004 SIIA Enterprise Software Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday.

"Representatives from MySQL, Novell, Collabnet, and IBM offered positive slants on open source during a panel session. In a discussion later, Microsoft's Charles Fitzgerald, general manager of the company's Platform Strategy and Partner Group, was more skeptical of the development model. Red Hat's Mike Evans, vice president of partner development, also discussed open source at the conference..."

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