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Open Source Appeal: It Comes Down to Costs

Sep 23, 2009, 23:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"Hammond pointed to the Sabre travel network as one example, noting that the company has moved to a Linux and open source infrastructure. Doing so has helped it set up a complex system that now runs 32,000 transactions a second while lowering costs, he said.

""They told me that they're pulling out over $100 million in costs out of their organization over the last number of years," Hammond said.

"While executives may notice the cost savings, they aren't the ones who are typically the driving forces in bringing open source into the enterprise. Hammond noted that it is developers who are the chief drivers when it comes to adoption of open source, since they are the ones that understand that it will help them to accelerate their own efforts."

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