December 1, 2000

Can a 'Net business run entirely on Open Source software?

Author: JT Smith

Business 2.0 asks the question: "How long will it be before a Net business is run on only open source software? Bolstered by high-profile company adoption, Linux is expected soon to outpace all
competitors (except Windows), expanding its market share by 25 percent annually,
according to IDC. The open source Apache Webserver now helps run 60 percent of the
Web sites on the Internet, according to Netcraft. But despite these gains, most analysts
and programmers contend that it's not yet feasible to build a company's entire business
platform on open source software. Some also argue that recent announcements in software
development call into question whether source code will even be relevant in the future."


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