June 19, 2003
Information Technology: Just a Commodity?
jlguallar writes "Under this headline there's Ed Foster's critic view of the softwre industry. Is IT comoditized? Why? Why there's no Moore's Law for the Software? Some quotes: "...Microsoft, Oracle, Computer Associates, and Intuit. While all four have killed, acquired, or marginalized many a competitor since, I don't think any of us would say they did so through truly innovative technology...". And also "The SCO case is particularly symbolic of what's wrong with IT in raising legal threats against Linux, the most important source of software innovation in the last decade." Worth a read."