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IT-Analysis: Is Open Source Alone Enough?

Apr 08, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Lock)

"IT likes to believe that it is a logical industry where all decisions (or at least the majority of them) are based on fact rather than fashion. Alas, this is not always so and being 'in vogue' is often a subliminal driver behind certain of the technology waves that regularly sweep through the industry. The surge of 'Open Source' solutions has, on occasion, exploited this unconscious desire to conform to the desire to be trendy, and not without other, more logical reasoning. However, not everything in the world of open source, as in the more traditional software sector, is perfect..."

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