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TopTechNews: Open Source Attracts Public Sector

Oct 13, 2005, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their money in public-sector information technology shops.

"In fact, public-sector I.T. managers say free licensing isn't necessarily the most attractive characteristic of the best open-source products today. Many stand out for their stable programming code and array of useful features or, conversely, their stripped-down feature sets that eliminate unnecessary bells and whistles..."

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