International Association of Engineers
One of the most powerful movements in the information technology community today is the widespread adoption of open-source software. Using the right software is increasingly critical to project success, but the choices keep getting wider and more confusing. Open Source Software (OSS) has entered the mix, leaving the traditional confines of the hacker community and entering large-scale, well-publicized applications. However, although some argue that it is ready for wide-scale commercial adaptation and deployment, the myriad number of Open Source Software (OSS) packages makes actual adoption a real challenge.