Another cracking article this morning, this time by Paul Smeddle of The Positive Internet Company, Open Source in the Enterprise. Look past the close type and the ads, and there’s some real sense in there. The last couple of paragraphs are quite technical, but the first three tell the average business all they need to know about reasons to go Open Source.
As we’ve been saying for a long time now, building your company’s infrastructure around proprietary software is a massive risk which benefits no-one more than the software house that hopes to suck you in for the long term. This article explains the benefits to be had from throwing your lot in with open source software, as well as the pitfalls faced by relying on proprietary software. Read it with an open mind.