Proprietary software has the market share, but recent financial results indicate that open-source software is where the profits will be coming in the future.
on 09/24/2009 – Made popular on 09/24/2009
VMware continued its embrace of open source software with its recent acquisition of open source and virtual network provider Nicira. The move continued VMware's aggressive M&A strategy and its effort to transition from proprietary software and virtualization to a broader market and cloud computing, largely through open source software.
A Microsoft legal representative has said during a hearing in the European Parliament that open source actually presents a higher vulnerability risk. Dorothee Belz, the EMEA vice president of legal and corporate affairs, was answering a question about NSA backdoors into proprietary software, directed by a few members of the European Parliament.
According to an old saying, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. That, however, does not seem to apply in the proprietary software business, because as we have seen over the years, whenever a proprietary software vendor falls on tough financial times, it closes shop and releases its products under an open source [...]
eSecurityPlanet.com covers the Red Hat Summit in Boston where Red Hat explained why open source is the best model for building secure software: "Being open and transparent is a powerful motivator to write quality software and to fix the inevitable bugs that arise, but