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CIO Insight: Technology: Open Source--Not If, But How

Dec 24, 2003, 17:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Is open source a software product or a philosophy? CIOs don't really care, as long as it soothes their headaches rather than creating new ones.

"CIOs have always fanatically sought to simplify their IT architectures—and no more so than in recent years, as companies struggled to align their IT programs with business strategy while putting a premium on stripping away unnecessary costs, complexity and risk. So why in the world would CIOs give a second glance to a new software infrastructure such as Linux, developed by a loose federation of thousands of individual programmers operating outside the womb of a highly structured technology provider...?"

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