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CIO: It's Raining Code! (Hallelujah?)

Mar 03, 2005, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Lindquist)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The next time you have a project in need of a software solution, try an experiment. Go to open-source collaboration site SourceForge (www.sourceforge.net), and spend five minutes running a search. The odds are good that you'll find an open-source project related to your problem. Free. No sales calls. No negotiations with vendors.

"Granted, no service contracts or tech-support numbers either, most likely. But given the low barrier to entry, it's easy to understand why thousands of companies are tempted to use open source for, at the least, those projects that fall shy of the mission-critical line..."

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