Open Source Strategy

Within organizations considering the use of open source, an open source strategy consists of two parts: 1) Open source assessment: Firms have mastered commercial software procurement, with entire departments dedicated to assessing products and vendors and negotiating license and payment terms. Open source products require the same level of due diligence. 2) Open source engagement: Before deploying an open source product or letting developers contribute to an open source project, firms should establish policies for support, assessment, and contribution. Within software companies, open source strategy refers to how these companies can gain adoption of their products through the promotion of open source licensing.

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