Open Source Consulting Advantages and Challenges

Bruce Byfield is a Computer Journalist who writes for NewsForge, and IT Manager’s Journal. He is also a member of Tazzu Networking forum. Last week Bruce conducted an interview with rmd Studio and two other consulting companies SEB Global Intertech and VG Universe Design from the Tazzu community. The three interviewed companies have one thing in common, they all primarily offer FOSS ( Free Open Source Software ) solutions to their clients.

This is Free as Freedom, not Free Beer, meaning that consultants and developers are free to modify and customize the software and charge their client for the customization work.

This Article is titled “FOSS consulting offers special advantages and challenges” and it tackles interesting topics about choosing the right FOSS, business advantages and the challenges involved in educating clients who do not know what FOSS is all about.

[tags]FOSS, Rastin Mehr, Consulting, Software, Open Source, Bruce Byfield, Linux, Manager, Business[/tags]