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Re: Links to LAMP, Perl, etc.

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 13, 2003 at 21:59 UTC ( #235119=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Links to LAMP, Perl, etc.

To bring such a phenomenon about, it seems that it will take passing the word around.

The word's been around, many many times. The issue has been discussed to death on sites like newsforge, slashdot, and many others. Every once in a while someone comes up with the "solution" and the complete world domination by LAMP technologies is just around the bend. Other people start groups aimed purely at influencing big businesses and politicians, but these never seem to go anywhere due to lack of funding, organization, and internal disputes.

Ignoring a few of the brainwashed-by-flashy-marketing business types the fact is that many companies have a whole lot of resources invested in proprietary technologies. Even if it would save them money in the long term (often it wouldn't) it would take tonnes of resources (time, money, people) to switch over. Proprietary technology is also far more advanced in certain areas. Open source isn't the solution to everything. It's a lot more complex than switching your home computer over to Linux.

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Re: Re: Links to LAMP, Perl, etc.
by bassplayer (Monsignor) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:35 UTC
    Thanks for your comments. To clarify my point, I am not trying to achieve 'complete world domination by LAMP technologies'. I also never even mentioned replacing proprietary solutions. What I do see is quite a number of commercial situations where LAMP technologies would provide a more stable, more secure, more affordable solution to the one in place or being considered. The one that comes to mind first is web servers with Windows and IIS vs. Linux and Apache.

    My goal here was to come up with links to pages which summarize the benefits of LAMP technologies. I find myself in discussions with casual friends about technology sometimes, and would like something to refer people to if they are interested. If I have a client who has solicited my opinion on his next server, I want a page on my site to summarize the benefits of the technologies I have recommended. These folks are not the type who hang out on newsforge or slashdot, or they would not need explanations.

    I can create such summaries myself (and probably will) but I just wanted to see what others had found or created.


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