Whether you're an enterprise or a consumer, ultimately your big concern in buying technology is "Will it do what I want it to do?" Sometimes components matter, but most people most of the time just want something that works.Gartner's consistently engaging Brian Prentice suggests this is already happening with open-source software. Vendors care about it because open source gives them high-quality, low-cost components with which to build solutions for customers. Customers may notice the lower price tag, but they don't invest much thought into why the price is lower.
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