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The Hidden Costs and Hidden Value of Open Source

Aug 23, 2007, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe McKendrick)

"There's no doubt that open source's time has come. Enterprises are openly embracing open source solutions up and down the stack, to the point where it has become the 'new normal.' But what's the true cost of this kind of software?

"A Unisphere Research study of 434 companies, commissioned by IBM last fall, confirmed that Linux had clearly become an enterprise-class operating system for supporting mission-critical applications, such as ERP..."

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