TITLE

Technology on the Cheap

AUTHOR(S)
WILLIAMS, MATT
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Government Technology;Oct2008, Vol. 21 Issue 10, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article investigates how agencies can use open source solutions to achieve bigtime results at a cheap price. Deborah Bryant, public-sector communities manager of the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University, said information technology professionals have become pretty sophisticated about understanding the free concept and open source software has to do with flexibility from traditional licensing constraints. More and more agencies are using open source solutions because most open source software does not have a licensing fee associated with it.
ACCESSION #
34907589

 

Related Articles

  • Linux Foundation Aims to Prevent Next Heartbleed, Recruits Tech Giants. Kerner, Sean Michael // eWeek;4/24/2014, p5 

    The article highlights Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative which aims to prevent future crises like Heartbleed, a vulnerability in the open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library, as of April 2014. Information technology (IT) vendors joining the initiative include Intel and...

  • Branching out. Mears, Jennifer; Bednarz, Ann // Network World;7/4/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 26, p15 

    This article focuses on the efforts of organizations to look for new opportunities to employ open source tools with Linux operating systems. Information technology (IT) analysts have agreed that growing number of enterprise users are turning to mature open source tools. Results of the survey...

  • Sun to Donate Cluster Code to Open Source Community.  // IT Professional;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p4 

    The article reports that the Solaris clustering code was donated by Sun Microsystems Inc. to the open-source community in the U.S. starting in June 2007. Sun Microsystems is hoping to attract more users and to expand the market for its OpenSolaris software as a result of the move. It includes an...

  • Open Source Software: Is It Worth Converting? Laplante, Phillip; Gold, Anthony; Costello, Thomas // IT Professional;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p28 

    The article discusses the benefits of open source software (OSS) and how OSS development can help software developers in creating products with higher quality that are potentially defect-free. Companies are encouraged to adopt or to convert existing closed source software into OSS to hasten the...

  • Interop questions remain. Brooks, Jason // eWeek;3/3/2008, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p48 

    The article offers information on Microsoft's plan to include open-source software community in its openness initiative in the U.S. Such a plan creates worry because its legal environment surrounding interoperability between its products and those of its open-source rivals is scarcely less murky...

  • CompariMotif: quick and easy comparisons of sequence motifs. Richard J. Edwards; Norman E. Davey; Denis C. Shields // Bioinformatics;May2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p1307 

    Summary: CompariMotif is a novel tool for making motif–motif comparisons, identifying and describing similarities between regular expression motifs. CompariMotif can identify a number of different relationships between motifs, including exact matches, variants of degenerate motifs and...

  • More than just a fad. Pavlicek, Russell // InfoWorld;4/29/2002, Vol. 24 Issue 17, p21 

    Emphasizes the potential of open source software to improve the business applications of information technology (IT). Suggestion to include open source solutions in business IT plans; Technologies which revolutionized the IT world.

  • OPEN SOURCE IS THE RIGHT ROAD TO TAKE. Dyck, Timothy // eWeek;05/22/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 21, p102 

    Cites the advantages of open source software. Components of the information technology market; Infrastructure development; Kind of computing environment that open source can lead to; Growing market share of the open-source Apache Web server.

  • AGAINST INTELLECTUAL MONOPOLY: FREE SOFTWARE IN CHINA. Yi Zhou // World Review of Political Economy;Jun2011, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p290 

    The Free Software/Open Source movements have not only challenged the proprietary software, but have also inspired many other movements against intellectual monopoly far beyond the software world, challenging the IPR dogma as a whole. However, these have had less influence in China thus far,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics