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Federal Computer Week/LinuxInsider: Open Source Software: Five Common Mistakes

Sep 25, 2005, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Joch)

"Few technology initiatives have generated as much interest among chief information officers as the open-source software movement. The open-source model offers attractive license-free infrastructure technology; large, multiuser applications; and desktop applications. Built by development communities, applications evolve and improve as community members offer their revisions to their peers, who reject or accept the changes into the applications' code.

"The following list delineates those pitfalls. The core list was created by Drew Ladner, general manager of the government group at JBoss, a company that distributes license-free open-source middleware including application server and Web portal technology..."

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