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Is Open Source Recession-Proof?

Nov 14, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

"Lofty oil prices. Sub-prime mortgage woes. Financial companies (Citigroup, Etrade) stumbling badly. Ouch. Ouch. And Ouch. Whispers of a potential recession ahead continue. That made The VAR Guy wonder: If the U.S. heads into a recession soon, are open source companies better positioned to weather the storm than their closed source counterparts? Let's take a look.

"At first glance, open source companies have the upper hand against their closed-source counterparts during economic slowdowns..."

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