"Have you tried to get an open-source project going at your
company only to run into a boss who has a 'no open source' policy?
If so, you've probably fallen back on the standard argument that
vendors such as IBM are investing in open source as an enterprise
technology, as are many of their corporate customers.
"If that's not working, there's a much better example you can
point to: your own company. Chances are, it won't take a whole lot
of looking to find a large number of open-source-based products
running in your company—despite the prevailing no-open-source
"I'm not talking about stealth Linux boxes and other unapproved
implementations. I'm talking about big enterprise applications from
big vendors that your boss green-lighted and possibly even
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