"When making procurement decisions, it often all comes down to
whom you trust. If you're buying a copier or a forklift, a strong
brand name can give you confidence in your purchase. The same is
true for big-name commercial software. But when it comes to open
source, things aren't that simple.
"One argument says that the open source model itself is your
best assurance of quality. The combined resources of the open
source community can potentially far outweigh those of a single,
traditional software vendor..."