Gartner Research

Road Map for Open-Source Success: Understanding Quality and Security

Published: 03 March 2014

ID: G00259749

Analyst(s): Mark Driver

Summary

Quality and security are major issues when comparing open- and closed-source software. IT leaders should follow these "Dos and Don'ts" to minimize risk and maximize the value of open-source software in the enterprise, especially as it relates to quality and security.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Don't Assume OSS Automatically Has Higher Quality Than Closed-Source Alternatives
  • Don't Assume OSS Is Automatically More Secure Than Closed Alternatives
  • Do Evaluate the Quality and Security of OSS Technologies on a Case-by-Case Basis

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