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Open source Could be on the short-list when it comes to application-buying decisions in 2007.
While open source applications for collaboration, content management and CRM may not have reached the maturity level of Linux or the Apache web server, they’re getting there.
“Open source has won the first battle: it is now listed among the default platform decisions,” says Dave Jenkins, chief technology officer at US online outdoor sporting goods retailer Backcountry.com. The next step, open source users agree, is moving up the stack and figuring out which open source tools are ready for enterprise deployments.