Open Source Saves the Day (and Lots of Dosh)
Mar 10, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It seems every day we hear about hideous cost overruns
on public sector projects in the UK. What makes it even more
frustrating is that open source, a real no-brainer for many
applications, is rarely given the chance to prove itself here.
Which means, of course, that there are no case studies to refer to,
so no one gives open source a chance etc. etc.
"Against that background, a new paper by Darrel Ince, Professor
of Computing at the Open University, which rejoices in the
deceptively-bland title of “The Re-development of a Problem
System”, is pretty exciting stuff. The summary gives a good
flavour of why that might be:"