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Views from Abroad: Some Thoughts on Open-Source Projects

by Benoît Marchal

Marchal shares insights into open source gained from those who have spent time in the shop making the alternative way of developing software work. It's a business model that can boost a company's bottom-line, he concludes.

Only a couple of years ago, customers were reluctant to use open source components. The publicity around Linux and the support of trusted corporations such as IBM or Sun has subdued these fears. Today, our customers take exactly the opposite attitude a

This article was originally published on Tuesday Oct 16th 2001
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