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How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter
"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..."