SAS vs Open Source, ctd

November 2, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Following up on the story from last week, where SAS CEO Jim Goodnight said he "hadn't noticed" competition from open-source alternatives, open-source BI vendor Pentaho's "Chief Geek" James Dixon responds:

What this means is that SAS has moved from the Igorance phase to the Ridicule phase of battling open source, they only have Fighting and Losing to go.

There are some interesting parallels with Microsoft's reaction to the insurgency of Linux 10 years ago, as James analyzes in the full post linked below.

James Dixon’s Blog: SAS under pressure from Pentaho

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