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The Dravis Group: Open Source Software: Case Studies Examining its Use

Apr 25, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Our report Open Source Software: Case Studies Examining its Use â€" April 2003, illustrates the diverse uses of open source software. After releasing Linux, Inc.: A Survey of Open Source Software - October 2002, we recognized a need to provide perspectives on the benefits and challenges associated with open source software. Discussions with commercial, government and non-profit organizations provided input into this case studies report.

"Key Research Findings

  • "Cost is a significant factor driving adoption of open source software.
  • "Control and flexibility are considered benefits as well.
  • "Implementation of open solutions is evolutionary, not revolutionary..."

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