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LinuxPlanet: Book Review: A Practical Reference for the Open Source Advocate

Mar 24, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the more mundane tasks involved in the promotion of open source software in the business world is the systematic introduction of the whole idea to decision-making individuals. In other words, explaining the coolness of open source to your boss.

"Of course, using terms like 'cool,' 'l33t,' and "free as in beer" may connect to your boss on an emotional level, it may not make his or her willing to open the company checkbook. To do that, you are going to need reasoned, focused arguments that seek to persuade on a logical level. Regardless of your skill with such arguments, it never hurts to have a source to refer to so that your discussion is more organized.

"One such source should be The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source, by Maria Winslow..."

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