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Computerworld: Eyeing an Opening for Open-Source

Jul 06, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by C.J. Kelly)

"I don't care much for Monday morning meetings. Starting a week with a meeting always seems like too sharp a transition from the weekend. Eyelids tend to droop, including mine. But on one recent Monday, I snapped to attention when my boss, the IT chief for our agency, said that he had informed the agency's administrator that we would be going the open-source route on a number of fronts to increase efficiency, productivity and cost savings.

"When I had suggested that idea to him six months earlier, he had been worried about integrating open-source applications into a purely Microsoft infrastructure..."

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