Also, though, remember that "open" does not mean "free." Many vendor companies exist solely to support maintenance...
of open source applications, for a fee.
Don't be afraid of open source, but also don't get into trouble with your IT department. Make sure upfront that your organization's policies allow you to download and play with open source tools.
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