LinuxWorld Australia: A Slim Market for Certified Open Source?
Feb 20, 2006, 23:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)
"How certain are you that the systems you've built using open
source software will work as advertised? Given the complexity of
your average server environment, there's no easy answer. Even the
so-called LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP/Python) stack is
just a starting point. A Web application server built on LAMP is
likely to touch many other components and applications, ranging
from automated shell scripts and file-manipulation software all the
way up to mail servers and LDAP directories.
"'In 2005 alone, there were 490 combinations of PHP, Apache, and
MySQL that were released,' SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese told me in a