Then there’s the community. Free help is available from mailing lists, newsgroups, and IRC channels. The PHP core developers participate in these support forums, and provide developers with top-level advice — usually within hours. With time,scommercial support options will be available.
Open source brings with it the fact that rough edges are corrected promptly, and that the overall strategy is unbureaucratically adjusted to new requirements. For example, originally no one had thoughtsPHP would be used in most sophisticated business scenarios, and only version 4.0 is really prepared for this environment.