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Mar 13, 2004, 05:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"An increasing number of companies are now adopting Open Source as part of their development strategy. A subject that is often overlooked is how corporate software developers see the move towards using software developed in a community project instead of what they may have written themselves.

"Getting developers inside corporations to see the advantages of using and contributing to Open Source can be a long drawn-out process. I spend a lot of time talking to large companies in Europe about using Open Source software inside their enterprise projects and even though corporate managers can be convinced with a few glossy slides why Open Source is an advantage for them, getting the developers to catch on is sometimes not so easy.

"There is a lot of FUD when it comes to introducing developers to the 'Open Source way' and it's important to understand the problems likely to be encountered..."

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