Open source has been a practical alternative in software development. Open Source development doesn’t just focus on the actual source code, but also with the process of sharing the applications outlined under the open source model.
A leading manufacturer of open source routers, Vyatta, is introducing a networking appliance that combines the company’s open source routing and security software with a small-form-factor hardware platform. The features of this product include integrated routing and firewall, and VPN capabilities to connect small businesses and branch offices to the Internet or to private networks. Vyatta claims that it can offer functionally equivalent routing at a fraction of the cost of leading manufacturers with Linux-based open source routing software on x86 commodity processing hardware.
10 Feb 2008 editor comments off