On Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:52:30 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> | The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the reasons
> | behind the software's slow uptake in commercial environments, says
> | former Massachusetts chief information officer (CIO) Peter Quinn.
> | [...]
> | He pointed to the "sandal and ponytail set" as detracting from
> | the business-ready appearance of open-source technology and
> | blamed the developers for the inertia for business Linux
> | adoption.
It looks like ZDNet has taken some journalistic license here. If you read
further down. The major problems that Quinn sees are the major money which
is trying to suppress OSS and the fear that it has engendered among IT
people. In truth, you just have to look at what has happened to Quinn
himself to see why there is fear.
The CSS lobby has pulled out all stops to stop the rise of OSS. Still, I
suspect that it is like trying to stop the tide.