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Re: Corporate IT Needs to Embrace the Spirit of Open Source
Posted by: Elbert Hannah 2010-12-05 20:24:17
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So, does your company do open source? Really? I'm not talking about using open source. I'm asking if your company takes open source philosophy to heart by walking the walk. I doubt there's any decent- sized company that doesn't use open source. But how many do open source in a business setting? Does your company *do* open source, like, within? Where you work, is there a place you can go -- a repository you can browse where you can look at company code and freely use it for your own (corporate, of course) purposes?

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Posted by: aoeu 2010-12-05 20:29:14 In reply to: Elbert Hannah
Some big companies get the "willies" about open-source because they don't have to pay for it. Albeit, it might be in their best interests to pay for support, but there's a psychological stigma of "free must be crap". I just continue to implement bullet-proof solutions with open-source options and once it's running great and all the C levels think it's been all there capital savvy decisions, I reveal it's off the shelf and more or less free.
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