The time has come for the enterprise to consider open-source software. OSS, like Apache Web servers, Asterisk IP telephone switches, Linux desktops and others, can be less expensive to maintain and easier to support and scale. It can also provide a level of professional quality that, in some cases, can exceed purchased proprietary code. But before you switch to OSS, there are some issues to consider.
You can read the rest of my article on Open Source Applications in Baseline magazine here.