|mardi 2 septembre 2003|
9:23:55 AM comment 
First, thank you Microsoft. This last point is a window of opportunity. What if you could get some of that value, with less of the cost? What if there was an open source product, with the business ecosystem to support it, that gave you collaboration but let you keep Office 2000?
Alas, it's unlikey to happen, because open source people think integration with Word means "switch to OpenOffice, l00zer". Somewhere out there might be lurking that rare intersection of Office development experience, open source religion, and business accumen to pull of such an endeavor. As someone that's been now to four open source content management events, I can tell you that said intersection is rare indeed.
It's too bad. If we could keep an open mind and evaluate the strengths of Office,
make informed plans, and grab the business opportunity that's being presented, we
could help ourselves and the market at the same time.