Open Source Goes Corporate

Big business has opened its doors to the Linux software stack.
Open source gets vetted for other reasons. At E-Trade, proposed software implementations undergo an architecture review to evaluate how the new software will fit in with the current environment and an engineering review where the company determines whether it can support the technology and integrate it into existing systems. An optional third step is for the company's technology-investment committee to determine if the new software's contract terms are compatible with other software contracts, says Greg Framke, E-Trade's executive VP and head of technology.

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