Published: 13 October 2005
Analyst(s): Richard Monson-Haefel
Open source options are gaining traction in enterprise computing, but with more than 100,000 projects to choose from, it's difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. This overview by Senior Analyst Richard Monson-Haefel examines characteristics of good open source software projects and evaluates three methodologies for assessing open source projects: Navica Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), Business Readiness Rating (BRR), and Capgemini OSMM.
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