September 3, 2005

O'Reilly Releases "Open Source for the Enterprise"

If using open source were as easy as simply installing Linux and learning to use a few free tools and applications, the world would have completely converted to open source by now. Certainly, the benefits of using open source are attractive and significant: "Becoming the sort of IT department that can successfully use open source means empowerment, saving hard dollars, and ensuring freedom from captivity to vendors," observe Dan Woods and Gautam Guliani, authors of "Open Source for the Enterprise" (O'Reilly, US $22.95). Large and small businesses alike that are enticed by open source's possibilities--saving money on license fees, reducing support and integration costs, gaining access to the functionality of thousands of programs, and much more--must necessarily hesitate when they consider its incumbent risks and responsibilities.

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