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Open Source Is Powering Pretty Much Everything

Oct 12, 2011, 20:01 (0 Talkback[s])

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"What are the challenges in open source adoption at developers' and/or implementers' level, and how can these challenges be overcome?

"There are a lot of challenges and this topic is worth an article itself, so I'm going limit myself to one challenge which I think is quite important. Lack of professionalism in open source projects is a serious issue. As a business owner, I want to use tools which are supported, of high quality and that won't disappear in the next three years. There has been an overdose of projects focusing too much on "cool" features, refactoring and crazy releases schema, rather than making sure that people could actually use it. Open source projects are either written for fun or they are meant to be useful. If as a project developer, you belong to the latter category, then you have to ensure that as a businessman, I can trust it and you. And documentation is another aspect that needs attention."

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