Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on October 08, 2005 01:35 AM
As much as I doubt the true motive, I need to say that I used to work for a company that would not allow open-source software. It sounds rediculous, I know, but true none the less. I admined a Novell network and had 2 Linux servers, one for archive data and one as an FTP site. The owners just knew what it did and didn't know or care that it was Linux. One day one of our MS zealots dropped the FUD to the owners about what was running in the server room, and they completely flipped, immediately ordering a switch to 100% MS servers. It sounds completely unbelievable, but true. My point is just that some easily influenced people buy in to the FUD and don't allow FOSS anywhere on the network.