Bryan O'Donoghue wrote:
>http://www.csc.com/features/2004/uploads/LEF_OPENSOURCE.pdf>> This is a good sort of document, with "professional" looking
> pictures, exactly the sort of thing your localised Linux sceptical
> marketoid-type wants to see...
I gave it a quick glance and saw:
"...And large information technology vendors such as IBM, Intel,
Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Dell are supporting
Hmmm... IBM support Open Source but very tentatively it seems:
They are useful for stomping on Utah Unix vendors that suffer a
leadership anomaly, though.
HP sell Linux while recommending Windows. They do this to meet demands
rather than push Open Source. Same with Dell - I assume they do servers
with Dead Rat or something.
Not sure what Oracle or SAP's claim to fame is... Ah, now we come to
Sun. Released useful, well interesting at least, code to OSS development
(Project looking glass) but is still a proprietary Unix vendor - is
being 100% committed to Linux in their interest? Who knows - so many
contradictory statements appear about what licensing changes they're
going to make that it's hard to tell. I did hear the Java Desktop is
going to move from a Linux kernel to Solaris and that Solaris will be
Open Source licensed... maybe... or not.
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