O'Reilly: Selling Open Source to Management
Nov 12, 2002, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Bedell)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Selecting and using an open source solution for a production
application can be a challenge. It's not hard to choose established
applications like the Apache Web Server or Linux, but there are
other open source projects sprouting up everywhere. How do you know
when they are ready for prime time?
"More importantly for some of us working in big companies, how
do you sell them internally so you can use them?
"To begin with, here are some rules to follow when evaluating an
open source package. Before opening your mouth and committing to
delivering an application by a fixed date, consider these..."