The corporate world is extremely allergic to 'open source' software even though it might be free and might save them ridiculous amounts of money. Often their employees might actually prefer that as compared to 'closed source' software.
Some of the often cited reasons are that it has invisible maintenance costs and round the clock support is unavailable (read someone cannot be blamed if there it an outage). The real problem is that a corporate entity whose sole purpose is 'making profit' can't stand an entity whose sole purpose is 'making computing better.'
The really smart people know that it's useless to tell people things because no one will listen to them, anyway. They know that people will do what ever they feel like doing and instantly dream up crappy logic to justify it.
oof! In "The Dilbert Principle," Scott opens the book with a statement that he tries to make the strip into a parody of life at the office. Yet people continually write in saying how that's EXACTLY how their office is, not kind of. Then they provide examples that Scott passes on.
This one's for my office. We have a guy named Gary, makes bad decisions a lot, has a brown goatee like that, and the boss thinks he walks on water, despite much evidence to the contrary. I used to point out the errors, complete with irrefutable evidence, and got labeled as having a bad attitude. Oh well, I guess we DON'T need meta information on our site, or code that complies with the DTD. etc. heheheh!
Gotta love my modest paycheck, though. Whee!