James McGovern makes an interesting point, although it might not be the one he was looking to make:
Many enterprisey folks aren't capable of researching the marketplace for themselves and therefore rely on large analyst firms to put things into nice charts and graphs for them. If the large analyst firms don't have enough integrity to also list open source projects in their matrix then enterprisey folks will not even learn about what benefits them.
That's a failure on so many levels. First, the people within the enterprise. If they can't research the market themselves, then management has a problem. Then there's management - why are they happy paying large dollar figures to large analyst firms just to get conventional wisdom? Some of the nimbler firms - Redmonk comes to mind - don't seem to fall into herd think.
Maybe those enterprisey folks should start doing some of the work themselves, so that they could draw their own conclusions.
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