Key Issues for Open-Source Software, 2008



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Open-source software is entrenched across many IT markets and will enter new markets in 2008. IT organizations must understand how open source interacts with the commercial IT industry to maximize value and minimize potential risks.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Topic Definition and Scope
    • Key Issue: How will the open-source software model evolve as it is adopted across mainstream IT efforts?
    • Key Issue: How can IT organizations leverage open-source software for maximum value and minimal risk?
    • Key Issue: How will the open-source software model affect the commercial IT industry?
    • Key Issue: How will the open-source software adoption vary across geopolitical boundaries?
    • What You Need to Know
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