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The Register: Open Source Content Management Arrives

May 27, 2003, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"According to a recent CIO survey of 375 IT professionals, the IT community is growing more comfortable with the open-source development model, reporting that open source will dominate their Web server application platforms and server operating systems within five years.

"Why is this? CIOs say the greatest benefits from using open source are lower total cost of ownership, lower capital investment and greater reliability and uptime. They also say that open source provides greater flexibility and control and enables faster, cheaper application development.

"It is clear that open source is cheaper and this alone is a significant factor in its adoption--but more reliable and flexible needs more analysis. At first glance, the process of developing software by independent teams would seem to be fraught with problems..."

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