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LOVEFiLM's love affair with open source

May 06, 2010, 05:07 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Businesses often need to weigh up the pros and cons of using open source software against the benefits of proprietary systems.

"In the case of LOVEFiLM, now a well-known name in the DVD and digital film market, open source has underpinned much of the company's work thus far.

"Its love affair with open source has remained the same throughout a period of sustained growth, but this has not meant the IT infrastructure has remained the same. As the business started to expand at a rapid rate, it found that some open source options were better for its operations than others."

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