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Open Source Still Draws Proprietary Vendors Into the Fold

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – 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. VMware continues to back and sell mostly proprietary software and products, but its broader engagement of open source also highlights how nearly all vendors in today's market, to some extent, use open source software. (General)