October 18, 2001

Let's stop wasting $78 billion a year

Author: JT Smith

CIO Magazine: "Some CIOs are opting to circumnavigate packaged software wherever
possible. They're turning to open-source technologies such as the GNU and Linux
operating systems, the Apache Web server and Sendmail e-mail. "People are not
involved with [the open-source movement] for profit; they're involved with it
because they want to write good product," says Bill Lessard, coauthor of NetSlaves:
True Tales of Working the Web and a former developer for Prodigy and AOL Time
Warner. "If software makers see they are losing money to people going the
open-source route, then they will change. Until then, it will be business as usual
despite appearances.""


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