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[News] "Open Source" Yields 203,000,000 Results in Google

  • Subject: [News] "Open Source" Yields 203,000,000 Results in Google
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 14:21:36 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Wanted: More Open Source Research

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| Look up open source. You'll get 203,000,000 
| results. How come? While credit goes to many, 
| including Bruce Perens, who chose the term, I 
| see widespread usage largely as the direct 
| result of a "call to the community" by Eric S. 
| Raymond on 8 February 1998. Plus the runaway 
| successes of Linux, Apache and thousands of 
| other open source code bases, and the Internet 
| they all run on. (And the Net is essentially a 
| pile of open and free protocols.)



- From Free to Recovery

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| As my fellow OSI board member (and report draft author
| Rishab Ghosh) explains "If you cannot quantify these
| exit costs, then you should limit them. If you cannot
| limit them, then you either need other software, or you
| need better criteria." When the question is "How do we
| wasting $1T USD per year on ITC spending?", the answer
| is that we're using inferior tools when superior tools
| are available. When the question is "Why are we wasting
| so much year after year after year?" the answer is
| proprietary lock-in that was never part of our initial
| procurement calculations. I have spoken with
| procurement people around the world in both the public
| and private sectors, and the single best way we can
| help them do the best job is for a line of business (or
| a public adminstrations) to communicate clearly and
| concretely the message that exit costs are real costs,
| and should be considered in all tenders. They have the
| necessary expertise to see that those costs are
| properly evaluated in the context of future
| procurements.

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