OSS not ideal for niche, specialized apps
Aug 12, 2011, 21:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Kwang)
"While Zedlewski conceded it is difficult to make broad
generalizations as open source companies or projects can be found
in almost every software category, he said: "There are more open
source software projects focused on enterprise infrastructure and
systems software than on enterprise application software."
"He added in his e-mail that it's easier for an OSS project to
succeed when the developer community is inherently familiar with
and aligned to the problem the project is trying to solve. For
example, it's difficult to find a volunteer developer community
that is very familiar and passionate about logistics systems,
Zedlewski pointed out."