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Open Source in BT

Nov 05, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Whitehouse)

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"Yesterday we had an open source event in BT's auditorium called 'Open source--open for business.' If you'll excuse the rather corporate-sounding title, it was actually a really cool day. There were elements of preaching to the converted--a large proportion of the audience were already open source advocates--but I'm sure those who were new to the subject would've left the event inspired by how compelling the argument in favour of open source has become.

"Want cost benefits? Well, the savings in terms of licensing are dwarfed by the cost of vendor lock-in. This can tip the balance in a business case..."

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