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Gartner Group is Attacking Free Software, Again

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Summary: The crusade against everything Free(dom) is still being waged by the Gartner Group

THE Gartner Group attacks migrations to Free software in Europe (much to Microsoft's delight) and then also ignores successful migrations to GNU/Linux (lying by omission). Perhaps that's because Free software is not a client of Gartner, unlike Microsoft [1, 2, 3].



There is more of the same right now and it's coming from one of their employees (also fueled by a Microsoft MVP). The supposition is posed as a question, being a sign of trolling/provocation. They find some isolated cases to establish a generalisation. IDG did this recently in order to mock the GPL.

Gartner also attacks ODF with disinformation and promotes software patents [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. According to this new report from Computer Weekly (UK), Gartner is actively discouraging adoption of MySQL.

The company took advice from analyst firm Gartner on the feasibility of using MySQL and chose open source companies that offer professional services to support their products.


About a year ago in the Indian press, Gartner spread the illusion that MySQL was scarcely adopted. It was a lie. A huge lie.

More on the Gartner Group:



"David Smith commented that Gartner will not bash MS if MS chooses to slip Vista."

--Jamin Spilzer, Microsoft

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