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Aug 03, 2007, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source is no longer a stranger in many IT shops as more companies become comfortable with the reliability of the ever evolving technology to develop crucial systems. Despite the prominence of licensed, proprietary software within the IT organization, open source proponents say their companies benefit from a community of contributors who help cultivate open source software that leads to rapid development of faster, less expensive and more flexible options.

"Evidence of the growing popularity of open source software can be found in CIO Insight's May survey of IT leaders at midsize companies, in which more than half said their firms use or will soon deploy open source solutions for Web servers, browsers, database management, middleware, program development and security..."

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