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Sun's McNealy decries proprietary Frankenstein

Speaking at FOSE, Sun CEO calls for federal government to commit to open standards.
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Government agencies have created a "mess" by cobbling together best-of-breed solutions from proprietary vendors, Sun CEO Scott McNealy told the FOSE trade show today, Federal Computer Week reports.  

"This has created a mess," he said. "Where do you come up with these configurations? You've got body parts from everyone in the market, [whether they are] ongoing, deceased or acquired by Oracle."

On the other hand, the situation among desktop PCs is more akin to Dolly the cloned sheep, McNealy said. "We've gotten to the point where we've lost innovation, and we're all very vulnerable."

Agencies should choose products based on open standards that can be "upgraded, modified or abandoned as newer options come out without severely disrupting an enterprise infrastructure," FCW reported.


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