ServerWatch: Real World Open Source: Management and Interoperability
Jul 10, 2005, 06:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Weiss)
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"Commercial and open source software may originate from
different cultures but, like Ford trucks and Volkswagen sedans,
both get you from Point A to Point B. Sometimes, they even share
the same roads. In the real world, choosing one over the other for
a particular application should be less about their respective
origins and more about the goals ahead.
"Choosing between commercial and open source software options
often presents a chicken-and-egg scenario. If an organization has
already invested in an application infrastructure, that alone may
provide the necessary inertia favoring one direction or another
when choosing future products..."