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IT Director: Open Source Security

Jul 28, 2004, 03:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fran Howarth)

"One of the main reasons that companies choose Open Source software is because of the cost--even commoditised software based on Open Source code is cheaper than proprietary technology since up to 90% of the code will be Open Source, which the vendor gives away for free, with the end user just charged for the enhanced proprietary components. Plus, use of Open Source does largely make companies less dependent on proprietary vendors that periodically provide updates that IT resources must find time to deploy to maintain adequate security measures..."

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