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..."