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Specsavers Sees Clear Benefits in Open Source

Feb 26, 2008, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Mike Banahan, chief technology officer of OpenForum Europe, once described the UK as a 'third-world country' compared with the rest of Europe when it comes to public- and private-sector interest in open-source software.

"But some UK companies provide evidence that tells a different side of the story, and one of these is Specsavers Optical Group with its recent deployment of the open-source tools OpenLDAP, Samba and Gosa to handle directory services for its worldwide chain of optician stores..."

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