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Key Success Factors for Open Source Strategies

Nov 09, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Last week at EclipseCon Europe, John Swainson gave a keynote address that reflected on IBM's decision to start Eclipse as an open source project and consortium. During his speech, John identified 5 key things IBM thought they needed to be successful. These success factors are still relevant today for any company interested in an open source strategy, so I think they warrant repeating:

You need really good technology. Open source doesn't make bad or mediocre technology look good. Open source can't save a bad products, so please don't try.

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