Open Source vs Closed Source — Its about investing in People

Article Source FOSSBazaar
April 2, 2009, 1:25 am

John Buswell posted an interesting article explaining what open source is about: “Open Source is an IT strategy and not a product. Effective migration to Open Source requires having the right people on the team. Third party services and consultants can be used to speed up the development of the in-house team, but ultimately the in-house team will need to be open source capable. The long term savings and gains for the business are clear, as Open Source costs remain flat as the solution scales, whereas Microsoft solutions tend to increase exponentially in cost as the solution scales up.”