InfoWorld: The Business Case for Open Source Software
Mar 16, 2007, 01:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josh Kuo)
[ Thanks to Dr. High for this link.
"With all the hype regarding Open Source Software (OSS), we
sometimes forget logic in the excitement of trying to get on board
with this latest trend. What we really care about (or should care
about) is making a sound business decision regarding software.
Think you should be hopping on the OSS bandwagon just because the
software is free? Think again. There's a lot more to making a
business decision for OSS than just the up front cost. As the Open
Source zealots like to say, 'Free as in freedom, not as in
"Of course, there are the financial benefits! With an Open
Source license which does not restrict your use of the software,
you can install as many copies of the software as you want..."