December 1, 2003

Case study: Open source sells bricks and mortar

Will large organisations with mission-critical environments embrace open source instead of commercial alternatives? is a Web site with demanding traffic requirements, serving more than 60 million page views a month.

According to Berkeley Wilson, IT operations manager with, the company is almost an open source-only show.

âFrom the OS to the language, our applications are built in open source,â he said.

The company currently uses FreeBSD, Apache, modperl, MySQL, Squid, Perl and gcc and has a production environment âextensivelyâ based on open source software, he said.

Link: ComputerWorld Au


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