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Now, More Than Ever, VMware Must Embrace Open Source

All the way back in 2008, I wrote a post here called "Open Source and the Fall of VMware," which made the case that VMware's huge market capitalization was precariously based on one primary bet: its proprietary virtualization solutions. At the time, VMware was experienceing rocky times, but since then the company has steadily shown signs of warming up to open source. It has even joined The OpenStack Foundation. However, now, more than ever, as open source solutions become more vital in the cloud and the virtualization space, VMware has to tie its strategy more closely to open source.


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