Operating systems

Open Source Community Practices in the Enterprise

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Executive Summary

In the enterprise, open source software is recognized for the cost savings it delivers when compared with proprietary alternatives. As enterprise adoption of open source software has become more mainstream, IT executives are seeing an additional benefit of collaboration - the remarkable ability of successful open source communities to rapidly deliver high-quality and innovative software. Responding to the increasing pressure to improve their own software development efforts, today's enterprises are adopting the practices, dynamics, and tools common to successful open source software communities.

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