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Federal Computer Week/LinuxInsider: Open Source Software: Five Common Mistakes

“Few technology initiatives have generated as much interest
among chief information officers as the open-source software
movement. The open-source model offers attractive license-free
infrastructure technology; large, multiuser applications; and
desktop applications. Built by development communities,
applications evolve and improve as community members offer their
revisions to their peers, who reject or accept the changes into the
applications’ code.

“The following list delineates those pitfalls. The core list was
created by Drew Ladner, general manager of the government group at
JBoss, a company that distributes license-free open-source
middleware including application server and Web portal
technology…”


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