Forrester predicts win for open source

from the goodbye-micro-hello-nano dept.
Senior Associate (and Nanodot co-founder) Dave Krieger brings our attention to this story from Wired: "Open-source standards will completely reshape the software industry by 2004, according to a recent report by Forrester Research. IBM and Dell will eventually triumph, while Oracle and Microsoft will struggle to cope with a changing marketplace. Forrester forecasts that within four years, all traditional software vendors will need to change their proprietary business models to open-source ones, or drastically lower the price of enterprise application licenses…And eventually, the report forecasts, MS [Microsoft] will become little more than a 'legacy vendor,' offering support for its antiquated products." Eric Raymond couldn't say it better…No, cancel that, he probably could.

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