Thus, to say that an organization avoids or bans open source software today is tantamount to saying that organization does not save money, does not do things efficiently and is not progressive. There may be those who continue to believe that the use of open source is still relegated to geeky development or IT operations teams, or that it is limited to test and dev projects, but it has already made inroads into production. Whether the leadership of big business knows it or not may be another matter.
This seems to be a theme in articles covering free software as the year comes to a close. Looking back on 2010 it does seem that free software finally lost most of its "geek sheik" image and is simply an important part of most IT organizations.