Sun, self-proclaimed champion of Linux!. I think we will be the No. 1 Linux company. Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, took no detours in his speech at the Symposium ITxpo organized by the Gartner Group in Florida. .
And he continues: Despite all that said, Linux is Unix, and Sun is the biggest and best companies for Unix.
Decidedly, the free operating system unleashes passions. Yesterday, in the same context, the boss of Hewlett Packard strongly insisted on the advantages of free software, including-perhaps especially-profitable to do business (see edition of October 17, 2000).
And ask for its competitors to better define their strategy vis-Ã -vis the standard-bearer of free software.
This seems done, the score at Sun. Still, if Scott McNealy is a champion of Linux installation, at the same time he clearly expressed his lack of confidence in the model of free software.
Although Sun has very recently published the source code of Star Office, even creating the Open Office site for the occasion, the CEO made it clear that, for him, the Open Source was not a strategy..
Apostropher and the organizers of the symposium, the Gartner Group, which is also a research firm of international scope: I do not think the Gartner Group plans to adopt open source and publish your work for free.
From our colleagues after CMPnet who report these words, thousands of managers in the room have all applauded this last statement.
Proponents of open source have a long way to go to convince. It will be interesting to follow any reflections from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, on the subject at its next speech in the same Symposium ITxpo..
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