Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I recently gave a presentation at CIO on ‘Making Your Organization Open Source-Ready’, which focuses on understanding the difference between proprietary and commercial software, developing a license and use policy, ensuring an architectural policy so that open source activities are consistent with enterprise architecture, and so on.
During the lively discussion, one question, posed by CIO editor Chris Koch, really struck me: "Why," Chris asked, "are so many CIOs completely uninterested in open source? In survey after survey, open source comes up extremely low as an important issue. It's a bimodal distribution — some CIOs are very pro open source, while many (or most) others dismiss."
I've thought about the question quite a bit since the presentation, and I thought I'd offer some reasons why CIOs aren't very interested in open source along with a perspective about why they're missing a sea change that will metamorphose their way of doing business.
Here's why CIOs don't care about OS: