TITLE

Open Source Apps Get the Job Done

AUTHOR(S)
McAllister, Neil; Rist, Oliver; Beck, Mike
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
InfoWorld;8/8/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 32, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the advantages offered by the open source application software in August 2005. The combination of free access to source code and a worldwide community of developers gives users the best of both worlds. They have the luxury of starting with a mature code base, to which they can add features as their business needs grow. A few years ago, however, open source options were limited. Other than Linux, the Apache Web server, a few database servers, and an assortment of developer tools, the open source community didn't have much to offer in terms of turnkey software. The foundations were there, but full-fledged applications were lacking. Individual developers and companies alike have flocked to the open source development model. Presently, there's a veritable cornucopia of free business software available--from customer relationship management to content management, portals to radio frequency identification--some of it remarkably sophisticated.
ACCESSION #
17870917

 

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