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LinuxWorld Australia: Managing Linux, The Windows Way

Oct 24, 2006, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"A couple of weeks ago, I took BEA to task for insinuating that the open source community wasn't capable of delivering good management tools for its software. A few readers leapt to the defense: BEA is right, they said. Management is critical in complex environments, and the management capabilities of open source software are often pretty poor.

"Maybe so. But if that's true, it's all the more reason to make some noise about it and get open source developers more interested in delivering those tools. Because the alternative--turning to proprietary software for the management piece--could have fairly unpalatable side effects..."

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