"Businesses are often bound to proprietary and closed source
software solutions. So, when they try to adopt free software, they
often face difficulty. John Locke wrote this book to give advice on
when and how to make the transition from properietary/closed source
software to free/open source software. The author deals with the
most common and useful software a small business is likely to
"Suppose you're responsible for the computing section of a small
business and are currently running proprietary and closed source
software. Unless you're a free software user already, you may have
never heard about free software (yes, apparently this still
happens!). For you to make the switch, you would either have been
told to do it by management, or it may have been proven to be
useful to you..."
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