Can a set of open source technologies and tools developed by a loosely affiliated community of developers, offered for free over the Internet, compete with proprietary products from multi-billion dollar companies in building networks? Would you be insane to try to run your business on this stuff, or insanely smart? Either way, open source is going to have a huge impact on network operations over the coming decade. Large networks can be built and managed with open source components and tools. Learn about the benefits of using open source.