Published: 01 August 2005
Analyst(s): Gary Hein
Open source software (OSS) is changing the landscape of information technology (IT), from hardware and software vendors to system integrators. What are the risks and rewards of using OSS? Which companies, services, and tools help bridge the technical, legal, and support gaps? What impact will OSS have on your vendors? In this update, Senior Analyst Gary Hein reviews the current state of OSS, with particular attention given to business models, software licenses, vendor risks, and recommendations for enterprises as they evaluate and adopt OSS in their environments.
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