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NewsFactor: Does Open Source Software Really Work?

Mar 27, 2002, 17:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Gill)

"In the ongoing debate between open source advocates and proprietary software makers and users, it turns out that -- to at least some extent -- both sides are right: Open source does work, but only in some cases.

"With respect to enterprise computing, analysts agree that for smaller projects that do not involve mission-critical elements, there is room for open source software, such as Linux.

"And major hardware commitments from at least one server manufacturer indicate that Linux could be used for virtually all server operations in the near future..."

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