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Report: Open Source a Judgment Standard

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Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the application development market. The big loser as a result may well be proprietary Java application development tools.

Laurie F. Wurster, research director at Gartner Research, explained that Gartner has undergone a major change in methodology.

"Previous to this year we counted new license revenue," Wurster told "This year we're doing total software revenue, which includes license revenue. It also includes updates/upgrades. It includes subscriptions and ASP models. We also include support revenue and maintenance contracts.

"We feel this is a better long-term predictor of the market especially as markets start to mature," Wurster added.

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