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CIN: Open Source Making Enterprise In-Roads

Oct 22, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allen Bernard)

"From cell phones and PDAs to Linux and Cisco routers, open source software is more pervasive in the enterprise than most people realize.

"It may not be obvious, but open source software is everywhere. It is incorporated into many of the products enterprises rely on every day. Apache Web servers, Cisco routers, Sun servers, Linux operating systems, all are either open source based or rely on open source solutions to operate.

"Amazon.com, Google, and Yahoo! all rely on open source technologies for their core infrastructure and offerings. And, of course, the Internet is built on open source. Sendmail is the email backbone of the Internet and Apache accounts for 67% of all Web servers in use today, according to Netcraft..."

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