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The New York Times/CNET News: Rating System to Evaluate Open-Source Software

Aug 01, 2005, 13:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

"A few freely distributed programs, like the Linux operating system and the Apache Web server, have become well known, but most are still unproved.

"So companies often have to do their own testing and tweaking to see if such open-source programs--free software available for programmers to modify or enhance--work reliably. That obstacle has slowed the software's advance..."

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