DMReview: Open Source--The Brave New World?
May 03, 2005, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Craggs)
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"During my consultations with end-user companies around the
world, one of the most common topics of conversations today is that
of open source. Everyone wants to know whether open source software
is 'ready,' if it really provides a cheap alternative to endlessly
paying software vendors, and what the drawbacks are. This article
looks at these issues and others surrounding the controversial area
of open source software.
"The first problem is to decide what most people mean when they
refer to open source software..."