Operating systems

Open-source software deployments for enterprise IT success

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Executive Summary

Wikipedia identifies open source as "enabling a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths and interactive communities". A 'wiki' model such as Wikipedia is a good example of how an open project can work, but how would an open-source offering fit an enterprise project? This white paper from FuseSource explains what open source is and what it isn't. It shows how open-source software can be attractive, with its low costs, innovation and freely available code, but not applicable to every enterprise need, exploring its application to: - Stable releases; - Quality of service; - Licensing and extensibility; - Support and professional services.

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