Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You Date Your Hardware Vendor, But You Marry Your Software Vendor

  • You date your hardware vendor, you marry your proprietary software  vendor and have lots of kids, but with your open software vendor you are allowed to sleep around if you use protection.  Protection in this context is a defined dual stack strategy with governance ie a software game plan.  Date and Marry wisely :-)
  • There is a myth that open source software is created and updated by teenagers and twenty-somethings in their spare time.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  
  • The good news is that open source is largely created and supported by huge organizations.  For example, Sun Microsystems has donated more source code to the community than the next five entities combined.
  • Scott McNealy's dotcom bubble Wall Street story.   For example, as Scott would say, "It's not just TCO, it is TEC Total Exit Costs that matter."

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