"It fascinates me when I occasionally hear a supposedly
reputable IT industry leader proclaim that open source is not yet
enterprise-ready. We used to hear this line a lot a couple of years
ago, but it is much more rare today. Yet the claim occasionally
"Why? The answer is simple: It seems just about everyone who
claims that Linux and open source are not ready for the enterprise
has his own enterprise product set to sell you. In fact, every time
I have heard this claim in the past six months, it came from a
vendor selling a proprietary solution.
"The real question today is not, 'Does open source belong in the
enterprise?' but, 'Where does open source fit in the enterprise,
and where is it a good fit for my business?' Let's examine this
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