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Ray Lane Enumerates "Top Six CIO Objections" to Enterprise Linux

Ray Lane Enumerates "Top Six CIO Objections" to Enterprise Linux

  • Read Netscape Co-Founder's 12 Reasons for Growth of Open Source

    Here are the 6 reasons that Lane identified, as itemized in his Open Source Business Conference 2004 keynote in San Francisco last week:

      • Lack of formal support

      • Velocity of change

      • Lack of roadmap

      • Functional gaps

      • Licensing caveats

      • ISV endorsements

    Lane gleaned the six objections from interviews with "a few dozen" CIOs at Fortune 500 companies. Before joining KPCB, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Oracle, and led Oracle's business expansion beyond its core database technology into enterprise applications and professional services.  He's been recognized numerous times for leadership with the Information Industry, including the ComputerWorld's Smithsonian top award in 2000 for lifetime achievement in the industry
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    d99-sbr 03/27/04 08:18:01 AM EST

    Without doubt, home users are disappointed in many of the unpolished sides of OSS. However, for corporate use, I do not believe this is the case.

    I have worked as combined developer/part time sys admin for a few corporations. At the companies I've worked for (mainly 100-400 employees), I don't see any major obstacles to a company wide OSS rollout.

    J Priest 03/27/04 08:16:12 AM EST

    I don't care how bad you hate MS, Linux is nowhere near ready for end users.

    mabhatter654 03/27/04 08:14:15 AM EST

    If OSS is going to be adopted, it will have to come from the bottom up. Big companies have too many software solutions already. Most of the medium to large companies are barely keeping their MS solutions bandaged together...WITH offical support!!! They all changed from nice simple mainframes because MS was supposed to be "easier". Now most companies just want to leave well enough alone and simply cut costs as much as they can by cutting IT labor and using old versions until they break.

    GAVollink 03/27/04 06:48:26 AM EST

    I find the velocity behind OpenSource right now is better than it's ever been. And I think more and more IT management types (like me) are using Open Source solutions to save money for thier companies.