Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


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 proprietary software?

"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...?"

Complete Story

Related Stories: