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Best Practices for Using Open-Source Software

Jul 03, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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When faced with using open-source software in your company should your first reaction be:

  1. "Run in terror.
  2. "Pick up and cuddle your stuffed Steve Ballmer doll while shouting 'No!'
  3. "Refuse to even consider it
  4. "Deal with it.

"Even if you think open source is the dumbest idea to hit IT since Microsoft Bob, number four is your only real choice..."

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