Do read this interesting article on from the programme Click discussing on the various open source technoligies available that is readily giving the giants like Microsoft, Oracle etc a run for their money.
Open Source technology believes that no code should be charged or hidden. it should freely be available to the technical developers so that understand it, customize it (or) improve it.
Will it survive the big money spinners? Only time will tell.
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Getting the most from open source