InformationWeek: How To Tell The Open Source Winners From The Losers
Feb 05, 2007, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
"There are 139,834 open source projects under way on
SourceForge, the popular open source hosting site. Five years from
now, only a handful of those projects will be remembered for making
lasting contributions--most will remain in niches, unnoticed by the
rest of the world. For every Linux, Apache, or MySQL, dozens of
other open source efforts fizzle out.
"That's a dilemma for the many companies that are expanding
their use of open source. Corporate developers and other IT
professionals must get better at divining the winners and ignoring
the losers. The wrong picks can lead companies down a rat hole of
support problems and obsolete software..."
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