SitePoint: A Fresh Look at Open Source
May 13, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blane Warrene)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Sometimes all it takes is a step back from a technology sector
to have a fresh (or refreshed) perspective.
"I have spent the last several weeks immersed in a substantial
enterprise project that is one hundred percent not open source. It
is the exact opposite--built on a comprehensively proprietary
platform from top to bottom. I am pleased to disclose it will do
just fine (of course--I was working on it--right!?). However--it
also gave me a clearer view of where open source can and will
succeed in the enterprise--and the obstacles it faces.