Open (Source) for Business

Open (Source) for Business

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The buzz word these days is all about open source. They say it can save you money, help build better software, and best of all, it's free. But what exactly is it? Can it really help your business? And if so, how? Open [Source] for Business is the definitive source for information on what open source is and what it isn't for every IT manager or businessperson who has ever wondered if open source might be their business's calling. Evan Leibovitch answers all their questions, from what open source is, why and how businesses are using it to their advantage, its legal and social implications, and if it's the right choice, how to implement it. Rather than preaching the glories of open source, Leibovitch takes a business approach and shows how this hot topic can impact your bottom line. With the growth of Linux and open source software such as Apache and sendmail, developers are questioning whether such models are appropriate. Because the term "open source" covers a wide range of models of software licensing and development, it is critical that managers know the distinctions between various models should they choose to implement it. After reading this book, you'll be able to determine if it is suitable for both internal or publicly distributed projects.
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  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 189 x 232mm
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789723778
  • 9780789723772