4 thoughts on “Spike SpikeSource”

  1. SpikeSource is just more Valley noise – what a snooze. Marimba was a joke. Is it just me, or is all the recent fawning over these small businesses and the weekly rise in new internet search engines just a return to 1998-99?

    As for whether or not MS has the developers attention – I just don’t believe that…it’s just that they aren’t the loudest or the most flashy…but attend a MS developer conference sometime and see how big the MS network is….

  2. i think more than anything developer attention is a big issue right now. most of the people i normally call sources have told me that it is such a nightmare because it is percieved that open source is where all the excitement is. and these are folks within the company

  3. Biggest issue I’ve heard of from MS people isn’t the open source taking all the developers – it’s that they have this problem of trying to push and sell current MS tools and platforms while getting the developers ready for Longhorn which looks to be 2 years out….that has created confusion in the MS base that will take time to work out – but MS is pretty much the undisputed leader in marketing to the developer community.

  4. My comment is about spikedsource (rather than developer attention). I disagree with Om’s initial comments with regards to the viability/need for open source for the enterprise.

    A lot of large enterprise IT departments are keen to leverage open source, and are wary of doing anything using open source without support contracts being in place.

    Large companies with the size are able to simply keep an inhouse team that does a similar “certification” of selected open source technologies for use within the enterprise. These groups provide that requisite level of support.

    Spikesource to me has a viable model in enabling this very model to be more accessible/available. As for open-source developers feeling cheated, it will depend on the attitude Kim & co. take (hopefully unlike Fleury’s attitude).

    The fact that they don’t tell you their business model while outlining the problem shows the amount of opportunities that exist in this space.

    PS: Finally, please go and re-read that link you pointed to, and there is an updated post that shows why exactly this IS a good idea after all….

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