"InYourPants.com, besides being the most wonderfully
named e-commerce site ever, is the purest expression of what's
good about the Internet today. A small company - bordering on
microscopic, really - it uses open source tools and an
intuitive grasp of geek culture to stand toe-to-toe with every
bloated, over-promoted cyber-mall out there. If you'll pardon
the expression, InYourPants is where it's at."
"InYourPants' commonsense take also extends to technology. The
company literally wouldn't exist without free software -
InYourPants uses everything from Linux to sendmail. ... In fact,
the existence of open source projects was "part of the reason we
decided to go into business," says Toms."
""I had just come off a contract with an Internet startup that
spent more than three million dollars on infrastructure," he says.
"I was less than impressed. I knew that freeware could easily do
the job, and would have cost about two million and a half less,"
counting the cost of the hardware. ... Most people don't know that
Yahoo runs largely on freeware. It is world-class
""Even assuming all software from any vendor was free," he adds,
"I would still be using Slackware Linux, MySQL, Apache, PHP, and
sendmail - simply because, in my experience, they're the best
products available for what I need to do." InYourPants goes so far
as to publicly recognize its debt to open source with a
front-and-center acknowledgements page - something most sites don't
do, no matter what code they're running."
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