TechNewsWorld: War Stories From Open Source Pioneers

“The decision to forego proprietary software isn’t always easy,
but those who rise to the challenge can reap the rewards.

“Early adopters of open source blazed the trail for enterprise
users of this new software model, even though they didn’t know
where the journey might lead. Some of the territories they
pioneered — such as Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl — are now well
established. In other areas, however, open source is only beginning
to make inroads: CRM, portal management, content management and
reporting, for example…”