Maddog explains "The Hidden Cost of Closed Source Software"

John "Maddog" Hall did a Keynote a few weeks back about "The Hidden Cost of Closed Source Software".  He gives a great explaination of the hidden costs and the ways you can save money with open source.  He is a great speaker with definite opinions.  This is great for companies that are struggling with why the need to and want to use Open Source Software.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.