In a Financial Times report today about
RedHat's quarterly earnings, Sam Ramji of Microsoft takes note of
MySQL and its influence as a key component in the general move
towards open-source software:
Larger deployments of open-source to firms that already run the technology in a small way might be the most that happens, due to the fact that recessions make IT managers worry about risk. For the same reasons, a recession is not the time to switch a workforce to a new technology.
Microsoft is counting on that, while accepting that every leading company will soon be running at least some open-source software.
“It’s a heterogeneous world,” said Microsoft’s Sam Ramji. While Microsoft continues to warn about the legal and economic perils of relying on Linux and similar systems, Mr Ramji’s role is to make sure …[Read more]