Open Source: What Is the Total Cost of Ownership?
Too many companies embrace and implement open source technologies without fully understanding the costs that go along with deploying and maintaining open source. Additionally, businesses that distribute commercial implementations of open source often take big risks when it comes to code stability, unreliable technical support and potential license infringement. That's why ActiveState developed enterprise-level language distributions for Perl, Python and Tcl that have become renowned for quality and are now the defacto standards for millions of developers around the world. Like all open source code, ActiveState language distributions are provided free to the community, but can be enhanced with a comprehensive software, support and maintenance package.