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Peer Connect Perspectives: Developing an Open-Source Strategy

Published: 11 February 2020

ID: G00467180

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Many organizations are exploring open source to understand its business value, but they may lack the right methods and tools to tactically implement an open-source strategy and reap the full rewards. Peer Connect members present their views on the implementation of an open-source strategy.

Table Of Contents


Peer Strategies

  • Identify the Need for an Open-Source Strategy
  • Ensure Your Organization Is Positive About Open Source and Get Stakeholder Buy-In
  • Instill a Companywide Understanding of Open Source to Increase End-User Adoption
    • Reviewing Open Source’s Licensing Terms — Why It Is Important
  • Using OSS —Advantages and Risks
    • Advantages of Selecting OSS Over COTS Software
    • Risks Associated With Using OSS
  • Key Take-Aways
  • About Peer Connect Content

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