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ServerWatch: Real World Open Source: Management and Interoperability

Jul 10, 2005, 06:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)

"Commercial and open source software may originate from different cultures but, like Ford trucks and Volkswagen sedans, both get you from Point A to Point B. Sometimes, they even share the same roads. In the real world, choosing one over the other for a particular application should be less about their respective origins and more about the goals ahead.

"Choosing between commercial and open source software options often presents a chicken-and-egg scenario. If an organization has already invested in an application infrastructure, that alone may provide the necessary inertia favoring one direction or another when choosing future products..."

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