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Start With These Three Best Practices to Maximize Open-Source Software Value

Published: 16 August 2019

ID: G00392337

Analyst(s): Mark Driver


Open-source software is an integral part of digital business and needs a careful assessment of total cost ownership ROI. To minimize/maximize value, application leaders must select open source technologies using consistent criteria, integrate them with software assets and enforce compliance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Adopt Open-Source Solutions Based on the Merits of the Software
  • Avoid Undermanaging Open Source
  • Avoid Unrealistic ROI Expectations

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