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LinuxDevices: Organizational Policies and Open Source

Oct 14, 2003, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Negrette, Robert Munro, Andrew Aitken)

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"Organizations can benefit significantly from participating with Open Source communities and using the Open Source development model. But organizational policies designed to maximize resource utilization and ensure security can prevent an organization from effectively engaging with Open Source communities and fully realizing the benefits of the Open Source development model.

"Proprietary software development practices lend themselves well to hierarchical policy disciplines that place a premium on tightly controlling processes and resources. However, effectively taking advantage of the Open Source development model may require modifications to certain organizational policies. This paper explores organizational policies that can prevent, or can be modified to enable, effective engagement with Open Source communities or internal use of the Open Source development model..."

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