OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] Open Source or Else

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

In a message dated 20/02/2003 20:54:15 GMT Standard Time, clbullar@ingr.com writes:

Keep in mind, the wheel grinds somewhat mindlessly.  It
was observed by one columnist (I don't have the URL) that while
the open source folks want to assert that they are taking on the
BigCos,  it is the small shops that they are putting out of business
in some cases.

I think it will affect both. As economic screws turn then "everyone" has to look harder at whether or not software provides good value.

The point I was making was that in many countries the only legal way on to the software merry-go-round is to use open source software.

Also as the economic screw turns in the USA, UK etc companies will need to look at whether they can afford to stay on the pay-as-you-go software merry-go-round. Companies will need to look for savings to survive or stay healthy. Or be able to stay with commercial software by it providing them with added *business* value.

I don't think I am saying anything radical.

Of course since marketing and evangelist-type ideas are in play we must bear in mind that perceptions and reality may not be identical.

Andrew Watt


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS