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Economic crisis will bost open source

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by temi, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The global economic crisis will provide a boost for open-source software, Red Hat chief executive Jim Whitehurst claimed during a visit to Sydney. Whitehurst, who was in Australia as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific region, said in an interview with ZDNet.com.au on Wednesday that the crisis would cause companies to consolidate their technology infrastructure and reduce spending.
    "So the bad news is when things get tight, people stop investing as much in the future," he said. "I would expect to see a slowdown in spending for new functionality." However, the chief executive said this would cause more companies to consider open-source software as an option.

  2. Cryxellis

    Cryxellis New Member Webmaster

    For sure people will not invest if they knew that the
    credibility of the certain company is not in good shape.
    And they are scared of the possibility that they might
    lose what they invest for their future.
  3. Gorkfu

    Gorkfu New Member Webmaster

    Hmm, Red Hat's chief exec makes a good point. I never would of thought of it like that. I do believe companies get on the open source bandwagon more and more these days. I love open source myself :)

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