IT-Analysis: Mambo, Open Source Phenomenon? Open Source Beer, Air Travel On Demand?

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“The speed at which Open Source products can suddenly establish
themselves seems remarkable. I guess it isn’t so remarkable when
you analyze the situation; the web has accelerated the speed of
‘word-of-mouth’ recommendation and dramatically increased its
scope. Open Source products are also helped by the fact that the
initial outlay is zero.

“Recently I had the task of selecting Content Management
software with which to build the Hurwitz web site…”