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Why FLOSS? Look at the Numbers!

http://www.dwheeler.com

David A. Wheeler's somewhat dated but very informative paper looks at the numbers of using FLOSS and compares it with proprietary solutions presenting a very solid case for further FLOSS adoption. There is also a rather terse presentation available which sums up the highlights.

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Open Source Saves the Day

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Case studies of open source success are always useful - especially when, like this one, they show how a UK government project that cost £100 million ($150 million) using traditional approaches but still didn't work properly, was fixed for just £35,000 ($53,000) using free software.

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EvriChart: A Linux Success Story (Case Study & Podcast)

http://blogs.zdnet.com

Tony Maro, CIO of EvriChart, a hospital records management and archiving business, successfully migrated his company's Windows-based line of business document management extranet application and his employees' 40-odd Windows-based desktops to a 100 percent Linux-based server and desktop infrastructure.

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Replacing Linux with Windows saves £1 million

http://www.itwire.com

A UK company says its switch from Linux to Windows will save it £1 million (almost $A2.3 million). How does that work?

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Open source gets an "A" grade at UniversityReaders

http://www.linux.com

When Bassim Hamadeh was a student at the University of California, San Diego, he experienced firsthand the challenge of procuring the right textbooks for his classes. "They were high-priced, poor quality custom textbooks," Hamadeh says.

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Enterprise FOSS Adoption

http://fosswire.com

There are lots of different ways you can build software and the typical ways in which FOSS development and proprietary development are done are quite dramatically different. In this article, I’m going to talk about what problems the typical FOSS method can face when open source products are integrated within enterprise environments.

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‘Open Source software is the software establishment!’

http://www.dhanapalan.com

It can be amusing when news articles or blogs are written about a report/study that has only been released or read in excerpt. Small snippets can be extremely controversial on their own, and are easily taken out of the context of the gestalt article.

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Open Source Saved Me $100,000

http://chasesagum.com

My wife and I started a web development company back in June of this past year 2007. In doing so we sought out using open source applications to help us run our business from the beginning to help us save money. I will share with you what open source applications we have been able to use instead saving us an estimated about of $100,000 and counting.

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Rockin' on without Microsoft

http://news.com.com

Ball told his IT department he wanted Microsoft products out of his business within six months. "I said, 'I don't care if we have to buy 10,000 abacuses,'" recalled Ball, who recently addressed the LinuxWorld trade show. "We won't do business with someone who treats us poorly."

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