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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 beer.'

"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..."

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