[kwlug-disc] the business model for open source

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Aug 3 14:42:21 EDT 2009


  yes, i realize there's lots of this out there, but a friend wants a
small number of references to online explanations that lay out the
compelling reasons to adopt open source IT infrastructure, as opposed
to proprietary solutions -- as much as possible targeted at the
*business* people, not the techies.  for example, simply saying that
the source is available has no interest to these people.  after all,
they never read their developers' code, so why would they care?

  so ... any pointers to high-level *business* defenses for open
source in the corporation?  relatively recent stuff preferred, of
course.

rday
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