Open Source Software Hits a Strategic Tipping Point

Open Source Software Hist a Strategic Tipping Point

Laurie Wurster, The Conversation Blog, Harvard Business Review, March 9, 2011

…mainstream adopters of IT solutions across a widening array of market segments are rapidly gaining confidence in the use of open source software,… Because most open source software is cheap if not free and all of it repudiates the notion of proprietary code, it has the potential to be a serious disruptor of the traditional, commercial closed-source software business. … Most organizations, it revealed, have not established a policy framework to guide decision-making on the use of open source software. A proper framework would outline types of licenses acceptable to the organization, guidelines pertaining to intellectual property, regulations governing contributions to external projects, and an approved vendor/project list. …

For full text of the article visit Open Source Software Hits a Strategic Tipping Point – Laurie Wurster – The Conversation – Harvard Business Review.

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