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Open Source: Commonplace or Confusing?

Lora Bentley

The latest offering from Research and Markets indicates that open source has quickly become commonplace in the business of software, such that most vendors consider it "just another piece of business." From the Saugatuck Technologies abstract:

Within the past 12 to 18 months, many software vendors have moved from fear to aggression, pursuing open source development firm acquisitions, incorporating open source code into offerings throughout their portfolios, and looking for (or planning) open source offerings.

At the same time, researchers note, there is also evidence that some vendors may not understand all the implications of open source licensing and development. They report that they are on top of "the open source thing," but they are hard pressed to show how they've worked open source into business strategies or detail the resources that management has committed to open source initiatives.

 

Nonetheless, writers say the results are far from their findings just a year ago, which indicated that many "were struggling" with what the increasing demand for open source meant for their businesses.


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Apr 18, 2008 7:12 AM Doron Doron  says:
Dear Lora Bentley,You placed an article which the title draws a lot of attention. Unfortunately, the content of your article is meaningless and without any convincing either way. What are you trying to say? Please spell it out in a simple article that the readers can make draw some conclusions. Reply

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