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IT-Director: Open Source--The Maturity Factor

Dec 15, 2004, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)


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"Perhaps the major theme that came through from the Bloor Research Open Source Event last week was the 'maturity factor' that accompanies the Open Source proposition. Here's a summary of some of the points that emerged. An Open Source product is, as products go, different from other software products in only a few ways:

  • "The Source is freely available.
  • "The license fee is low (possibly non-existent) and the software license itself is likely to restrict the further use of the source code in some way..."

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