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Education IT chiefs debate open source

When does it make sense? When is it plain dumb?

By , Network World
October 30, 2008 02:05 PM ET

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Bennett agrees with Sannier that IT often is tempted to overemphasize its industry's special requirements. But he also agrees with Wheeler that software vendors can display predatory, monopolistic practices once entrenched as the vendor-of-choice. "With community-source [software], no one will pull the rug out from under you," he said.

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