Gartner Research

Reinvent Your Open-Source Software Strategy to Stay Relevant

Published: 06 March 2018

ID: G00349727

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung


Using open-source software to gain cost advantage and displace market share leaders is no longer a viable strategy. Technology strategic planners in commercial OSS vendors should develop and implement a new OSS strategy to drive innovation and market leadership.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Reinvent Your OSS Strategy by Regaining OSS Market Leadership Through Open Culture, Innovation and Talent
  • Promote an Open Culture Focused on Innovation
  • Work Proactively With an OSS Ecosystem to Extend OSS Leadership

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.