Open Source Procurement: Subscriptions
Mar 03, 2011, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Buying open source subscriptions may seem like a
junior version of buying proprietary software. But if your
procurement process treats it that way, you're probably losing out
on benefits you need.
"When you procure proprietary software, you buy a right-to-use
license and then a support agreement. But when you buy open source,
you already have the right-to-use from the OSI-approved free
license, so you should compare the subscription cost with just the
cost of a proprietary support agreement. Right?