has been widely popular in Europe for years, with Spanish schools, French government agencies, and German municipalities adopting it enthusiastically.
As much a philosophy as a method of licensing software, open source
technology offers an inexpensive source of software.
But still, most business isn't done with open source
last week formally introduced SourceForge - a major "Open Source
" initiative that will provide over 700 open source
development projects with extensive hosting and communication resources.
They leverage the work of the thousands of talented programmers who have contributed to open source
software suitable for any number of vertical applications or business uses.