Open Source Products Just Are Not As Good?
Aug 21, 2007, 18:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"I hear the argument everyday. That somehow, any open source
project must not be very good because it does not cost anything to
use it. Well, allow me to poke some holes into that theory,
generally made by people who have yet to ween themselves from
closed source dependency. First off, not everything in the open
source world is without a profit making system. Google and Mozilla
for instance, have manged to do fairly well using open source
licenses. They 'give away' their product or service, yet seem to
manage to pay the bills somehow...
"My advice is to stop taking advice regarding open source from
those using closed source operating systems. There, I said it,
let's move on..."