April 4, 2005

Heyday for open source?

WHEN I first rolled Linux systems into production seven years ago, I have to admit that the “free” part of open source was the main attraction — “free,” as in beer, as opposed to the more abstract “free,” as in speech (see the GNU free software definition at www.infoworld.com/2409). Of course, I was impressed with the stability and overall capabilities of Linux even then, and I admired the revolutionaries who created such great new software. In reality, however, I was not so much an ideologue as an IT manager with racks full of Intel hardware, a long list of problems to solve, and little cash to spend on OS licenses. Linux was perfect for that environment.

Link: computerworld.com.my


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