Learn more

The benefits of open source in business are huge. Administrators and operators know: nothing is more reliable and efficient than a Linux server to run a Java application server or a database.

Furthermore, it would be ridiculous to say "we are a big company with a huge information system critical to the course of business, open source is not for us", as the largest platforms in the world are built on open source bases. Google, Facebook, Amazon and other Internet giants, rely heavily on major open source components and products. They have requirements for service, performance and productivity quality in line with those of larger companies, and they chose open source. They have some of the most skilled and rigourous legal teams in the world and this does not stop them adopting a proactive open source policy.

In a study conducted by Forrester in 2008 and 2010, a trend that emerges is that the reasons companies give for adopting more open source have evolved, the cost is less often cited among the primary motivations, while the independence and freedom of choice, strength, openness, .. are most frequently mentioned.
Some of the most important benefits of open source solutions include:

  • Longevity
  • Freedom of choice: less dependency (lock-in) opposed to a small number of suppliers in a monopoly or oligopoly.
  • Compliance with standards: open source software tends to be more compliant with standards, because it is a prerequisite to support themselves on other open source bricks, and because they are not in a protection logic.
  • The dynamics of change: some open source software have a development that is based in whole or in part on a of a large community of developers, which allows a higher rate of evolution.
  • De facto standard: some of the major open source software has become de facto standard, so they focus on both development efforts and expertise available.

As can be seen, the use of open source solutions provide many benefits. However, not all solutions are not created equal. Therefore, the objective of this repository to present the best solutions, those ready to be used in the most demanding environments.
In this section you will find news, open forums, advice etc relating to open source.