Open Source Poses “Huge Risk” To Organisations

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 23, 2009 4:04 PM EDT
eWEEK Europe; By Andrew Donoghue
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A chief information officer for engineering giant General Electric (GE) has said that open source software is only suited for internal “playground” applications and that businesses that use it for mission critical infrastructure are taking a huge risk. Responding to a question from eWEEK Europe UK on the first day of the Central and Eastern European IT Leaders Summit & Expo, in Budapest, Peter Gyorgy, chief information officer of GE's Consumer and Industrial division in Europe, said non-proprietary code presents a significant risk to companies.

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