You have to weigh the cost savings, flexibility, and interoperability of open source
against the lack of guaranteed support and higher staff expertise requirements.
While the open source
world is not without its memory-hungry applications, in many cases small-footprint alternatives are available for users who want to get the most out of older, slower hardware.
A real-life example of another possible opportunity for open source
comes from Harvard where law Professors Larry Lessig and Charles Nesson have started the Open Law Project, an attempt to try cases using the open-source model.
VA Linux Systems' own open source
development projects, such as VACM, the VA Cluster Manager (see EDP Weekly/IT Monitor, Nov.
As enterprises continue to look at open source
software as a viable solution in mission-critical data center environments, both application migration and modernization become extremely important.
About the 451 Commercial Adoption of Open Source
Research Service (CAOS)
PBXtra, Fonality's award winning IP-PBX product line for small and medium businesses, includes a modified version of the popular open source
Asterisk code base.
Pentaho provides a full spectrum of open source
Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities including reporting, analysis, dashboards, data mining, data integration, and a BI platform that have made it the world's most popular open source
is an open source
provider of clustering that brings high availability and scalability to Java applications.
The collaboration between Terracotta and the open source
software (OSS) community began last spring when the company announced partnerships with key OSS companies such as Covalent Technologies and Interface21, as well as integration with several open source
projects such as Tomcat, Spring, Geronimo, Eclipse and Struts.
451 analysts believe that whether you are an end user with an internal IT project decision to make, a systems integrator considering an open source
deliverable or an independent software vendor looking at embedding open source
components into your software offering, calculating the financial benefits of open source
can help determine how best to pursue a project, discover how much it may cost to generate anticipated benefits and prepare for the potential risks involved.
Red Hat Summit, JBoss World and FUDCON are three events where lead users and lead developers can discuss their respective agendas for open source
development, deployment and innovation.