BBC: Charities Shun Open Source Code
Nov 09, 2006, 16:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gareth Mitchell)
"In the computing world, open-source software is often taken to
mean free--so why would a charity choose to fork out good money for
"The theory behind open-source software is that it avoids many
of the pitfalls--including cost--of closed alternatives.
"But Steven Buckley, who runs Christian Aid's common knowledge
programme, prefers to buy software from the likes of Microsoft. Is
this not odd for a charity...?"