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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

arguments about foss  turns up evidence and arguments demonstrating that much of the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) about FOSS adoption have been put to rest. Remaining squabbles about the concept of obtaining and using FOSS in the enterprise appear to stem from lack of information. So what are enterprise software users demanding in terms of FOSS? Since TEC's main objective is to help companies evaluate and select software, we collect a lot of data about what people are looking for. I look at the data from 20,846

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