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Problems with Open Source: Part 2
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In my prior post on the problems with open source, I wrote that one issue that impacts open source revenues is the macro economy, and how a declining or difficult macro economy can result in reduction of revenues to open source companies. The following article talks about how financially troubled Spain is saving a "fortune" by moving to open source. The Spanish government's savings are coming at the expense of proprietary server software companies--most likely Microsoft--but I would be willing to bet that none of this "savings" is flowing to the open source vendors. That is what happens in a difficult macro economy.
Problems with Open Source: Part 2
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In my prior post on the problems with open source, I wrote that one issue that impacts open source revenues is the macro economy, and how a declining or difficult macro economy can result in reduction of revenues to open source companies. The following article talks about how financially troubled Spain is saving a “fortune” by moving to open source. The Spanish government’s savings are coming at the expense of proprietary server software companies–most likely Microsoft–but I would be willing to bet that none of this “savings” is flowing to the open source vendors. That is

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Economy up or down, can open source come out on top?
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We’ve written about how a bad economy is indeed good for open source software. We’ve also recognized that with open source software’s maturity and place at the enterprise software table, a bad economy can be a double-edged sword for open source since the failure or fade of large enterprise customers, say big banks, hurts open source vendors right alongside traditional software providers.

What is interesting is that after a couple of years of economic rebuilding, we’ve seen recently how open source is being driven by innovation,

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State of the Computer Book Market 2008, part 4 -- The Languages
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In this fourth post (parts one, two and three are found here) on the State of the Computer Book Market, we will look at programming languages and drill in a little on each language area.

Overall the market for programming languages was down 5.9% in 2008 when compared with 2007. There were 1,849,974 units sold in 2007 versus 1,740,808 units sold in 2008, which is a decrease of 109,166  units. So the unhealthy 8% loss in the Overall Computer Book Market was not

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Open Source and the Economy
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I was reading Savio Rodrigues’ post, The economy and open source, in which he responds to Andrew Keen’s thoughts that a bad economy will see fewer open source contributions.

Now, Keen feels that people will contribute less during bad financial times:

The hungry and cold unemployed masses aren’t going to continue giving away their intellectual labor on the Internet in the speculative hope that they might get some “back end” revenue. “Free” doesn’t fill anyone’s belly; it doesn’t warm anyone up.

I know several volunteer open source developers — I consider this to be a “role”

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