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SitePoint: A Fresh Look at Open Source

May 13, 2005, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Blane Warrene)

"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.

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