TITLE

The Hidden Costs and Hidden Value of Open Source Initiatives

AUTHOR(S)
McKendrick, Joe
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Database Trends & Applications;Jun2007, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an analysis of the hidden cost and hidden value of using open source software. A research of 434 companies, commissioned by IBM, confirmed that Linux has become an enterprise-class operating system for supporting mission-critical applications. Details related to the advantage of open source solutions in the information technology market is presented. Open source industry is built on two foundations of end-users: communities of volunteers and developers working within supporting organization.
ACCESSION #
25637397

 

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