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Open Source Software Selection: The Cost of Free

Dec 18, 2007, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roberto Galoppini)

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"Open source software selection costs are high, as results also from COSPA's findings: up to 40% of migrations' support costs, considering both searching for software and searching for documentation costs.

"Finding and Selecting open source software is often an underestimate task. Only SourceForge guests about 150.000 different open source projects, and about 18.000 open source projects are mature and stable: eating fish from the open source sea is safe as long as they are not eaten raw..."

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