Report: Open Source a Judgment Standard
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 internetnews.com. "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.