What will rate in 2008?

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| Open source will be creeping further into many enterprise and SMB products.
| Already in 2007 we’ve benchmarked open source routing code that can
| outperform the market leader. Given the vast amount and generally good
| quality of the open source code available, it makes sense for vendors to take
| advantage of it rather than reinvent the wheel.
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http://www.networkworld.com/columnis...0307tolly.html

NetBeans Beta 2 Is Dual-Licensed

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| The NetBeans community has released the latest build of its open source,
| Java-based integrated development environment (IDE) with, among other new
| features, a dual-licensing scheme.
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http://www.adtmag.com/article.aspx?id=21674

I no longer post many open source and Microsoft stories here because there's
too much in terms of Linux news.


Related:

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... *
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...tfd.blogs.item


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.
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http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...yid=single7850


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.
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http://www.businessreviewonline.com/...rce_fun_2.html


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.
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http://www.businessreviewonline.com/...o_vendors.html


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.
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http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...yid=single8105