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New white paper published online
by Kendra Penrose

Kendra Penrose, March 24, 2008

Our latest white paper is available for download, "Open Source: What is the Total Cost of Ownership?" In summary: In 2005, Scott McNeely of Sun Microsystems quipped that open source software was "free like a puppy is free". Just as...

Our latest white paper is available for download, "Open Source: What is the Total Cost of Ownership?"

In summary:

In 2005, Scott McNeely of Sun Microsystems quipped that open source software
was "free like a puppy is free". Just as you can pick out a puppy from the
pound without paying expensive breeder fees, you can download and use open
source software without buying a single license. But puppies become dogs, and
dogs need food, toys, training and lots and lots of love. Even with all this
attention, there's no guarantee your cuddly puppy won't develop a vicious
streak. Will you need endless obedience classes and a chain and muzzle to
control it? The same goes for open source software. As soon as you introduce
open source into your organization, the real costs, commitments and risks
become clear.....read more.

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Kendra Penrose is our Marketing and Communications Manager. When she isn't "marketing and communicating" she can be found hiking, doing yoga, listening to tunes, eating yummy food, and hanging out with family and friends. She originally hails from the non-profit sector but has found her home in IT.