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02:40 Apr 16, 2005
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English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase:service plays
JW: From a government perspective I think you'll see more public sponsorship of open source projects, and this will benefit everyone. When public dollars go to develop, or enhance, an open source project, then that project becomes a true public asset.
I do not buy the argument that this creates a “competitive” situation between government and industry. I don't believe that we should have to pay time and again for the same program when it has become a commodity.
As for industry, I think we'll see more of the type of service plays we see growing now within HP, IBM, Computer Associates, and the other industry service leaders. From a product development side, we'll see more industry players leveraging open source to provide not only a cost saving and