LinuxPR: Ayamon Announces Public Beta Testing of Open Source Support WebsiteJun 16, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
With the accelerating adoption of Linux and other Open Source software by corporations and organizations around the world, many are left wondering where to find suitable commercial support for free software. Ayamon is helping to solve this problem with the announcement of a new website where businesses and individuals can find commercial support contracts and consulting services for Open Source software.
There is little doubt that Open Source software is being adopted by businesses, governments and organizations worldwide at an ever increasing rate. One of the biggest challenges that remains for the widespread acceptance of Open Source software, especially in the business sector, is the perceived lack of available commercial support options.
Ayamon is helping to bridge the gap between Open Source support providers and organizations needing their services by providing a unique website where organizations can search for commercial and contract support. The website, located at http://www.findopensourcesupport.com, allows visitors to search for Open Source support options using criteria such as cost, types of support offered and geographic location of support providers. Visitors will find the popularity and feedback ratings left for support providers an invaluable tool in helping to determine which providers might work best for them.
The findopensourcesupport.com website is currently being beta tested and is expected to go live on July 1, 2004. Individuals and businesses that offer support services for Open Source software may list their services on the site by registering at http://www.ayamon.com. Individuals who offer freelance consulting services for Open Source software can participate in this service free of charge.