Smart Biz: Open Doors to Open Source
Apr 08, 2006, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Finch)
"Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs--such as
Apache (a webserver), Linux (an operating system), FreeBSD (an
operating system), and PostgreSQL (a database server)--show that
Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing
acceptance in the global marketplace in small and large companies
alike. In this article, we'll consider why open source is growing
so fast, and what it means to small companies.
"Apache: On the Warpath: Apache is a free open source
webserver that runs on most operating systems. The following graph
shows how it has been taking market share from Microsoft's
webserver (and others) since 1995..."