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Open Source Software Gaining Acceptance (Opinion)

Jun 16, 2010, 15:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Weatherford)

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"As a security guy, I've seen the good and bad of OSS and have concluded that anyone who doesn't think OSS has a place in today's business or government simply hasn't been paying attention. While integrating OSS into an organization should never be a casual decision, the choice to adopt an OSS policy should be made based on issues, such as business need, reliability, ease-of-use, return on investment and yes, security. Being too cavalier is certainly hazardous, but just like when considering a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) product, it's important to take a risk-based approach and do your appropriate due diligence."

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