Open source is good for IT

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| Open source is good for IT (the customer), period. I believe it is us, IT
| customers, who are driving open source adoption. In a way, it reminds me of
| the music industry, and how digital music was driven not by the big music
| companies, but by consumers.

Hypertable Lead Discusses Hadoop and Distributed Databases

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| At the time that we started on the project, an open source Bigtable
| implementation did not exist, so we decided to build it ourselves. The reason
| that we chose open source is because we felt that an open source
| implementation of Bigtable would be inevitable. By leading the development
| effort, we would have a leg up on the competition in terms of knowledge,
| expertise, and credibility.



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| Just one more reason why the Microsoft-Yahoo merger, if it happens, will be
| hell:
| [...]
| Go[t] that? 10,000 core processors running GNU/Linux at the heart of Yahoo.
| Microsoft is damned if they do (rip and replace) and damned if they don't. Go
| on, make our day, Steve.... *