Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
One would think that corporate IT decisions are made with the utmost care. Think again.
In researching two guides to Samba-3, John H. Terpstra found that IT decision makers often choose products without due diligence, and often base their dismissals of Linux and open source software on misinformation.
In this interview, Terpstra shoots down some pernicious misunderstandings about Linux and open source and explains how IT organizations often end up shunning their IT planning duties. Terpstra also explains why he believes users and IT pros could lose their jobs by sticking with familiar applications.
In another article from sel: Lessons from Munich: Spotlight, poor planning slow Windows-to-Linux desktop migration.