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The Invisible Closed Source Overhead--1

Jun 23, 2008, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendan Scott)

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"Many people focus on the 'hard' costs of software acquisition and maintenance such as licence fees and implementation costs. However, the adoption of a closed source solution has a number of hidden costs which are rarely properly accounted for. Many of these costs arise because of the extreme lack of flexibility in closed source licences and they are likely, at least in some cases, to be far more significant than the hard costs. In this series of posts we will work our way through the closed source acquisition and maintenance path and have a look at some of the more obvious ones..."

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