Open source has been a big winner in the recession, given its ability to drive down costs. For those that think the proprietary world can easily follow suit, however, simply by giving away "express" versions of their software, or through developer programs, Optaros consultant Jeff Potts has some advice: "Try again."
It's absolutely true that most open-source code gets used and not modified. Few bother to to view the source code.
But for a system integrator like Potts' employer, Optaros, code is critical. Potts is particularly well-suited to call this out, given that prior to … Read more