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Selecting open source software is often bewildering for corporate IT departments accustomed to commercial closed source software. Of all the choices, which ones are likely to meet business and technology requirements? The Enterprise Open Source Directory ( helps companies find the gems they need. Open source software continues to gain momentum worldwide. Low costs, high quality, and unprecedented flexibility make more and more IT decision makers favor open source over traditional packaged software. Access to bug tracking systems, development team discussions, test approaches - all the background details previously off-limits - help create software that's not only cheaper, but better, and aligned with organizational needs. Open source software is now part of the IT mainstream, supporting many of the world's largest companies and government insti... (more)

Open Source Software in 2006

Open source software in 2006 was characterized by continuous, sometimes subtle advances, and also by a few key individual developments. The impact and attributes of these changes can be summed up in 10 trends. (1) Closed Source Embraces Open Source Oracle's announcement on October 25 that it would start to provide support for Red Hat Linux triggered a small earthquake that put Red Hat's stock price under pressure. While implementing this plan could be more complex than Oracle might have envisioned, the announcement highlights one of several reasons for the attraction of open sourc... (more)