Why Open Source Software Is Taking Over By @vmTyler | @CloudExpo #Cloud

You don’t have to look far to see evidence of open source software’s impact on IT as a whole. It starts with large open source projects like OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, and Hadoop and continues to smaller but widely deployed components like OpenSSL and MySQL.

I know what you’re thinking.
But no one is making real money from open source. Red Hat is the big player and they’re still tiny.
This is something I hear often when talking about the inevitability of open source. Yes, open source software companies make less money than closed source software companies. But that’s exactly why it’s attractive to customers. Let me explain.

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