[kwlug-disc] the business model for open source

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Thu Aug 6 14:27:10 EDT 2009


On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Robert P. J. Day<rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
>
>  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.

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2009/08/06/237216/red-hat-reveals-top-five-linux-applications-of-2009.htm


They list these advantages then provide examples
Management excellence
Optimised systems
Superior alternatives
Extensive ecosystem
Outstanding open source architecture



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