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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    Report: Quick Take: OpenStack Summit, Q4 2015

    The OpenStack Foundation hosts a semi-annual release summit to provide a mix of end user stories, release updates, and OpenStack deep-dive sessions. Last week's Tokyo summit drew a crowd of over...

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    Report: Brief: IBM Acquires StrongLoop

    On September 10, 2015, IBM announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, a company that builds products and delivers services around Node.js. A JavaScript environment built around the V8 JS engine, N...

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    Report: Brief: OpenStack Is Now Ready For Business

    The open source cloud computing project OpenStack has come a long way since NASA and Rackspace launched it in 2010. Backed by leading technology infrastructure providers including Cisco, Dell, E...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Should There Be A Cloud Foundry In Your Future?

    The Cloud Foundry platform has all of the hallmarks of success: It has proven effective in speeding application delivery, is available as open source, is backed by HP, IBM, Intel, SAP, and VMwar...

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    Report: SQL-For-Hadoop: 14 Capable Solutions Reviewed

    There's a new dynamic duo in big data town: SQL and Hadoop. If you think this an unlikely combination, think twice. Enterprises have gobs of structured and semi-structured data generated by all ...

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