LinuxPlanet: Linux Rising in Financial Firms; But Some Users Wonder Why

“Among early adopters of Linux, Wall Street looms as tall as its
skycrapers. But why are some financial services firms starting to
take giant steps into Linux, and what stands in the way of even
bigger penetration? At this week’s Linux on Wall Street show in New
York City, participants gave often opposing views on these and
related issues, including the question of whether Wall Street gives
back to the open source community as much as it gets.

“In both formal presentations and casual conversations, few
disputed Wall Street’s role as a major force behind open source
deployments. Yet some financial IT folks admitted to lingering
doubts about the overall value of Linux to their