"Anyone working in IT who hasn't heard about open source
probably just woke up from a very long nap. The open-source train
is rolling full steam ahead, primarily due to open-source
applications' reputation for sturdier security and reliability and
lack of expensive licensing fees. As open-source solutions gain
maturity, concerns over their development model and support options
are becoming a thing of the past.
"So, as open-source software continues to grow, vendors are
offering multipoint open-source solution bundles consisting of
hardware, open-source software, consultation, configuration
services, and support, making it much easier to purchase, deploy,
and maintain these types of products..."