The New Economic Imperative for Open Source App Dev

Article Source ComputerWorld
May 20, 2009, 3:17 am
Finding it harder to get the resources needed to develop your business’s apps? Open source options for software development, such as Ruby on Rails, offer ways to get software projects done during the current brutal economic climate by providing community-based resources and saving users from paying licensing fees.

With open source platforms, developers can access technology and community feedback free of charge. “I’d say open source is more economical for all types of development,” says Caleb Houser, a software specialist professionally, as well as a student at Spokane Community College. Open source saves money that could be going for other things, he adds.