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Application leaders should understand that, just because you can acquire open-source software through noncommercial channels, and support it with internal resources, doesn't mean that you should. That choice should be driven by real-world dynamics such as risk, and financial or operational expense.
Table of Contents
Community Is the Unique Key to Open-Source Success
Map Every Open-Source Asset in Your Portfolio to the IT Systems It Supports
Quantify the "Criticality" of Each OSS Asset Relative to the System(s) to Which It Belongs
Assess the Options Between Self-Support and Third-Party Support
A Hypothetical Case Study
- Community Is the Unique Key to Open-Source Success
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