The relationship with Telco’s and open source continues to grow. In this case, participation with Linux Foundation means that control and strategic directions of future products in the same way that vendors
1. Following the thread of telcos getting into open source, now they are participating in the Linux Foundation
2. Getting ‘ownership’ of product direction and strategy replacing negotiations with vendors.
2. We haven’t reached the end game but the trend seems to be continuing for core telco technologies
Vendors have to be thinking how they will fit into a world where a competitor is open source software where the customer has been driving the direction, strategy and developement.