Open source debate brought to a close - for now

Posted by salparadise on Jun 1, 2006 9:25 PM EDT
society.guardian.co.uk/; By S A Mathieson
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Arguments over whether open source software really does save money over commercial rivals have come to a head...

Is open source software - collaboratively written and free of licence fees - cheaper than proprietary software? A series of government-sponsored trials has produced an official answer to this intensely debated question and the results are interesting: open source application software used for specific tasks such as word-processing is often fit for purpose but the operating system Linux is often not.



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