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IT Manager's Journal: How Companies Can Evaluate Whether Open Source Will Work for Them

May 27, 2004, 19:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vance McCarthy)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"A new open source evaluation model will be published this summer that will finally shed some long-overdue harsh light on a key business and development question: Can I use open source for that?

"This new, hard-nosed evaluation tool, called the Open Source Maturity Model, will provide technical and non-technical IT managers a step-by-step, empirical way to 'score' the enterprise-readiness of any open source project. With SourceForge now boasting some 80,000 projects, OSMM may be coming at just the right time to help open source advocates to cut through the clutter, without putting their own reputations on the line..."

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