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[News] Open Source Software Changes Everything

  • Subject: [News] Open Source Software Changes Everything
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 00:46:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Open Source Is Making A Name For Itself In Systems Management

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| When it comes to downloads, however, it's hard to beat Zenoss open source 
| management software, now in its 2.1 release. With its Core community edition 
| downloaded almost 450,000 times in 20 months, it's the sixth most frequently 
| downloaded program on SourceForge.   


Open source integration platforms may replace in-house developers

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| Pervasive software CTO Mike Hoskins says application integration tools are 
| not just for big firms with deep pockets 



European spend on open source software hits 22bn Euros

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| Rishab Ghosh, a senior researcher at the UN University in Maastricht,
| will tell the Open Ireland conference in Dublin that the spend in the
| US on free/libre or open source software (FLOSS) stands at 36bn
| Euros and accounts for 20pc of software spend in the US.


Open source funding: the complete picture

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| In addition to VC funding, we also took a look at the amounts raised
| by open source vendors via initial public offerings. These figures
| are not included in the totals of $1.89bn or $2.02bn, but for those
| that are interested, between them Red Hat, VA, Caldera, Mandriva,
| Turbolinux and Trolltech raised $319.9m via their IPOs.


Why do vendors invest in open source?

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| The Harvard Business School has published the preliminary draft
| an interesting report that confirms one thing we probably could
| have guessed - that vendors invest in open source for economic,
| rather than altruistic, reasons - and calculates a number of
| things we probably couldn't - such as the fact that vendors
| invested $2bn in open source software between 1995 and 2005.


Source of the revolution

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| According to Ghosh, the notional value of Europe's investment in
| free/libre or open source software (FLOSS) today is e22bn,
| representing 20.5pc of the region's total software investment.
| Spending on OSS stands at e36bn and accounts for 20pc of software
| expenditure in the US.


Open source to hit $22 billion by 2010. What this means for Red Hat and Novell

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| Interestingly, this number jumps to $41 billion if you add in the $19 billion 
| that enterprises will invest in internal open-source development instead of 
| wasting it on proprietary software licenses, according to Morgan Stanley...  


Another Open-Source Option: Data Integration

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| Open-source options for solution providers and their customers
| continue to grow beyond infrastructure software like operating
| systems and application servers: Monday Talend began shipping a
| new version of its open-source data integration software that
| competes against commercial products from Informatica, IBM and
| others.


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