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LinuxPlanet: The Challenges of Open Source in Non-Profits

Sep 11, 2006, 19:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Hodge)

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"Open source seems to present a number of obstacles to those making technical purchasing decisions in those businesses that are classified non-profit. These could be educational institutions, government departments or religious organizations.

"The interesting facet of this discussion, however, is that the same business needs exist in not-for-profit institutions as it does in for-profit ones. At the end of the day, each organization has to have money in the bank to conduct its affairs. This could be achieved by donations or by selling products or services for payment.

"This article attempts to survey some of those issues facing open source in the not-for-profit sector of the business world..."

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