CIO: The Myths of Open Source
Mar 11, 2004, 16:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Malcolm Wheatley)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"At first glance, the company Employease seems unremarkable. But
look a little closer. Employease, which provides employee benefits
administration services to more than 1,000 organizations across
America, has an IT architecture chiefly built around open-source
software, which makes it a rare bird—not that it was planned
that way when the company was founded in 1996.
"It's been quite a surprise to me. The open-source model just
seems intuitively wrong," says John Alberg, the company's
cofounder, CIO, CTO and vice president of engineering. But the
facts speak for themselves..."