Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
A little over a month ago, I set out to find out just how popular open-source software has become within big business. These are companies that have the money to spend on the biggest, most complex packages that IBM, Oracle, and other enterprise software makers have to offer. They're also companies with armies of IT professionals highly proficient in writing and maintaining their own applications. Why in the world would they use open source? Actually, the question has become: why in the world wouldn't they use open source? Here's some of what I learned while I was researching InformationWeek's Sept. 26 cover story.