Posted May 11, 2007 12:52 UTC (Fri) by sepreece
In reply to: disjoint
Parent article: A think tank's view of free software
Again, remember that the report is not trying to teach a point of view, it's reporting what a group of people with large amounts of money to spend on software think about OSS. Think of it as market research, pointing at marketing problems OSS vendors have to solve.
It doesn't matter whether the participants are "right" in their perceptions or whether they are insightful; it matters that they think and feel the way they do, because that affects which kind of software they buy and install.
Note, too, that the report pointed out that this year's panel was much more favorably disposed towards OSS than previous years. I would have thought that would have made a good lede for the story...
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