The Hidden Costs and Hidden Value of Open Source

“There’s no doubt that open source’s time has come. Enterprises
are openly embracing open source solutions up and down the stack,
to the point where it has become the ‘new normal.’ But what’s the
true cost of this kind of software?

“A Unisphere Research study of 434 companies, commissioned by
IBM last fall, confirmed that Linux had clearly become an
enterprise-class operating system for supporting mission-critical
applications, such as ERP…”