"Open source software (OSS) is becoming increasingly popular
amongst users, IT managers and investors alike, challenging
traditional software markets, it threatens to win the space
occupied by many established firms."
"With open source there is yet another paradigm shift: while the
proprietary product value chain is vertical - one vendor creates
the product from conception to marketing - with open source, all
lifecycle activities are disaggregated and distributed...."
"One of the advantages of open source, in addition to being
free, is its stability and flexibility. Most projects have
large numbers of contributors working on the development of their
interactive content, debugging and testing cycles, which are built
to be modified, fitting each customer?s individual
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