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IT-Analysis: At Last, An Independent Study of Open Source TCO

Aug 25, 2004, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

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"With Open Source solutions you will save on license fees, but there is the possibility that other costs may escalate enough to make the license fee gain far less substantial or indeed, not enough to justify deploying the Open Source product. What has been missing has been an independent study of Open Source TCO, which approaches the issue in an impartial way and which can be of genuine assistance to corporate software buyers.

"Such a report now exists, produced by Soreon Research under the title, Saving Cash: A Comparison of Open Source and Proprietary Software..."

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