Dear anonymous Network World writers claiming to speak for corporate IT executives,
I read your recent open letter to the open source community with interest. You say that before free software can take on a higher profile in big IT departments you need to see the following things from us in the open source community:
- more enterprise-class support
- better documentation
- a sense of stability
- access to more platforms
- a commitment to stay open
- a focus on the end user.
I'm happy to say that the open source community can deliver on all of these. I presume of course that for the implementation of this wishlist, you are also willing to pay first. Supporting a healthy ecosystem of open source companies after all generally works better than slinging open letters at us. Open letters with wishlists in them feels a bit too much like looking gift horses in the mouth.
One member of the open source community