Holonyx Launches Value Added Reseller Partner Program for Linux Support and
Open Source Software Support

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| Linux and open source is a booming technology trend that is here to stay, and
| this Partner Program allows VARs and system integrators to increase their
| business opportunities with fully supported technologies. Partners can now
| immediately differentiate from their competitors, expand their core
| competencies and address new customer needs with Linux and open source
| solutions.
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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/09/prweb553220.htm

Gartner Open Source Conference

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| Gartner has come a long way in recent years in helping IT organizations ramp
| up their use of open source with a carefully considered "best practices"
| approach backed by good research and thorough analysis.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/openreso...tml?source=rss


Related:

Gartner, Open Source, and Microsoft

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| There you have it:
|
| * * * Gartner made Microsoft what it is. We've reinforced Gartner's
| * * * authority.
| * * * Not only did Gartner shape Microsoft, it wouldn't be wrong to see
| * * * Gartner as the Grandfather of Open Source!
| * * * How Windows get to be what it is? It was non-disclosure, which,
| * * * by implication, Gartner recommended to Microsoft and which this
| * * * Gartner article seems to see as a core characteristic of open source.
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http://www.intelligententerprise.com...r_open_so.html


Cognitive Dissonance: Gartner and Open Source

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| Does Gartner get open source? While I'm sure that individual Gartner analysts
| do, I wonder that an open-source event without meaningful practitioner and
| community participation can adequately suggest real-world implementation
| strategies. *
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http://www.intelligententerprise.com...ive_disso.html


Using open source as a marketing ploy

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| This is typical trend riding fluff. If you go the Aras website you
| read about "Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Solutions", which is
| comical in and of itself.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/openreso...pen_sourc.html


NY Times bans Microsoft analysts from Microsoft stories

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| If the paper would prefer not to quote an analyst who has
| experience with a client, it did a poor job. Silver is Gartner's
| vice president in charge of client computing. Microsoft happens to
| do lots of business with Gartner and also happens to have a
| client-software monopoly. We're guessing that Silver knows
| Microsoft's products well and has direct involvement with the
| * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
| company.
| ^^^^^^^
|
| And, sure enough, he appears a number of times on Microsoft's
| own site and thousands of times in stories about Microsoft.
|
| Jim Murphy - wait for it - covers Microsoft too and is even more
| prolific than Silver.
|
| [...]
|
| Part of the problem stems from the reticence of companies such as
| IDC and Gartner to reveal their clients. That should make everyone
| nervous, but it doesn't. So called objective technology publications
| keep publishing material bought by vendors without telling you this.
| They're also too lazy or scared to ignore the likes of Gartner and
| IDC until the firms change their disclosure rules.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/12/15/nytimes_ms_ban/