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Old 11-23-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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LXer: Open Source Poses “Huge Risk” To Organisations


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A chief information officer for engineering giant General Electric (GE) has said that open source software is only suited for internal “playground” applications and that businesses that use it for mission critical infrastructure are taking a huge risk. Responding to a question from eWEEK Europe UK on the first day of the Central and Eastern European IT Leaders Summit & Expo, in Budapest, Peter Gyorgy, chief information officer of GE's Consumer and Industrial division in Europe, said non-proprietary code presents a significant risk to companies.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Huh, IBM, Sun, Goolge, wikipedia and other companies must have missed the memo.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
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GE has a conflict of interest from their proprietery software; this the same FUD that Microsoft spreads.
 
  


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