Open For Business

Kenney, Brad
June 2007
Industry Week/IW;Jun2007, Vol. 256 Issue 6, p53
Trade Publication
The article discusses the advantages of using open-source software for customized and cost-limited applications. Open source software such as Linux offer manufacturers a less expensive, more flexible information technology (IT) solutions for its processes due to its lack of licensing fees and royalties associated with original equipment manufacture (OEM) software. Such open-source software provide manufacturers ease of updating legacy systems because of its interoperability with other systems.


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