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InfoWorld: Open Source's New Target: Systems Management

Dec 07, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Nawrocki)

"When we look back at the early milestones of Linux's success in enterprise, one thing really sticks out to me: the value proposition was clear from the onset. A free operating system equaled tremendous cost saving potential... that was enough to capture the imagination of enterprise developers, and the 'community' snowballed from the very clear economic implications of the technology.

"With Grid Computing, and Open Source Grid Computing in particular, it's still unclear to the enterprise development community exactly what the upside is, what exactly the technology is going to displace, and what the upside is to contributing code..."

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