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NewsForge: OSS in the Enterprise? Show Me the Money

Oct 11, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl LeCount)

"Eric Raymond's recent attack on a Microsoft recruiter has sharply divided the Linux community, with some applauding his bluntness and honesty, while others accused him of exaggerating his own achievements--not to mention exhibiting immature behavior. Yes, Raymond could have been a little more subtle in his reply, but when a company such as Microsoft attempts to recruit one of its most scathing critics, and an ardent supporter of competing products at that, one cannot help but feel such an answer was appropriate, given the absurdity of the circumstances.

"Raymond's answer raises a multitude of questions regarding the use of open source software (OSS) in the enterprise..."

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