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Scott McNealy Elaborates on the Benefits of Open Source

Posted by marinasum on October 30, 2007 at 3:20 PM PDT

John Soat in his recent blog on InformationWeek has penned a captivating synopsis of Sun chairman Scott McNealy's recent presentation on open source at the NICSA Technology Summit 2007. In his pitch, Scott explained the advantages of open-source technology in terms of barriers to entry and exit, interoperability, R&D cost, and security.I found it hilarious that Scott repeatedly asked during the presentation, "Did I mention it was free?" John Soat called that "almost like a chorus." Obviously, the repeated questions were part of the script, but who can argue that freeware is not a big draw?

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