CodeGear: A Year After the Borland Spinout
Open source in general is an important part of our strategy. The advent of open source has been like a tsunami. It hit the market hard and keeps on building force. We are big advocates of open source, but think market expectation for the ease of adopting and leveraging open-source components has been set too high. Open-source components are developed disparately. Although you might save capex [capital expenditures] costs by highly leveraging open-source components, there is an explicit offsetting opex [operational expenditures] cost (in hard dollars and time) associated with integration. A core component of our strategy is to enable customers to effectively adopt and leverage best-in-breed open-source components.