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Open Source Procurement: Subscriptions

Mar 03, 2011, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

"Buying open source subscriptions may seem like a junior version of buying proprietary software. But if your procurement process treats it that way, you're probably losing out on benefits you need.

"When you procure proprietary software, you buy a right-to-use license and then a support agreement. But when you buy open source, you already have the right-to-use from the OSI-approved free license, so you should compare the subscription cost with just the cost of a proprietary support agreement. Right?

"Wrong!"

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