LinuxInsider: Open-Source Decision-Making and Implementation
May 28, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by C. Pitman Baker, Christopher Gamble)
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"Servers, workstations, point-of-sale systems and even PDAs run
modified versions of Linux, an operating system that serves as the
flagship product for open source. While Linux may be one of the
best-known open-source products, it's just one of myriad
open-source software tools encompassing everything from simple
calculators to enterprise resource planning tools.
"With so much code and so many programmers involved,
corporations find themselves having to ask: Why do these products
exist, and are they ready for our use...?"