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Open source's role in the recent software layoffs

Discussion in 'SQL Server News' started by dineshasanka, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. dineshasanka Moderator

    IBM reported a 10.5 percent year-to-year increase in 2008 Software revenue to $22.1 billion. Microsoft's Server & Tools business grew 15 percent year-to-year in Q2-FY09 to $3.74 billion. I call out the Microsoft Server & Tools business division because the majority of Microsoft's products that compete against open source (Windows Server, SQL Server, and Visual Studio) reside in the Server & Tools division. Yes, you could argue that Linux on the desktop was the driver behind the 8 percent year-to-year quarterly decline in Microsoft's Client division. But it's more likely, as InfoWorld's Tom Sullivan points out, that Vista's issues drove the decline in Microsoft's Client division business.
    more at http://weblog.infoworld.com/openresource/archives/2009/01/open_sources_ro.html
  2. Anonymous New Member

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