Open source in a new light

Open source software is no longer just for alpha-geeks

From the developerWorks archives

Brett McLaughlin

Date archived: August 8, 2016 | First published: April 20, 2010

So you've got to cut costs, but you're not a manager. You're a software developer, or a power user, or just someone who needs to keep the bottom line healthy enough to support your salary. These are ideal situations for introducing open source software solutions into your environment. That might sound like you'll spend the next three weeks learning to program or write makefiles, but it's just not so. Read on and see how open source is a flexible, usable approach to efficiency in your work environment.

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