IT-Analysis: Is Open Source Alone Enough?
Apr 08, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"IT likes to believe that it is a logical industry where all
decisions (or at least the majority of them) are based on fact
rather than fashion. Alas, this is not always so and being 'in
vogue' is often a subliminal driver behind certain of the
technology waves that regularly sweep through the industry. The
surge of 'Open Source' solutions has, on occasion, exploited this
unconscious desire to conform to the desire to be trendy, and not
without other, more logical reasoning. However, not everything in
the world of open source, as in the more traditional software
sector, is perfect..."