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eWeek: Hey, CIOs: Open Up!

Aug 23, 2003, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Rapoza)

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"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 policy.

"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 recommended..."

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