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Open Source Software: Do You Have Time to Exploit It?

Oct 02, 2007, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paula Hunter)

"The prevailing wisdom regarding open source communities is that they foster innovation in software. Members of the open source community not only share development code, they compete in a meritocracy for bragging rights on key features, patches, and contributions that they deliver at breakneck speed.

"There are both advantages and disadvantages to an IT department as beneficiary of this model, and one must weigh them carefully..."

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