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Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks, Reaping Rewards is a book coauthored by Dan Woods, former CTO of TheStreet.com and a consultant and author of several books about IT and Gautam Guliani, Director of Software Architecture at Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions and published by O'Reilly Media. The book discusses the risks and benefits of utilizing open source software in a business environment. The book discusses the skills and organizational necessities involved in successful utilization of open source software.
The authors present models to help an IT department evaluate and implement open source software in the business environment. These models include the Open Source Maturity Model, The Open Source Skills and Risk Tolerance model, and The Software Cost and Risk model. Annexes included also provides reviews of identified mature open source software packages.
- Business models for open source software
- Commercial open source applications
- Professional open-source
- ↑ O'Reilly Media (2005-07). Open Source for the Enterprise: Managing Risks, Reaping Rewards. O'Reilly Media. Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
- Publisher's official site at O'Reilly Media
- Open Source for the Enterprise at Google Books
- Open Source for the Enterprise at Amazon.com
- Review at OSS Watch
- Review at Kickstartnews.com
- Review by Patrick Cormier, Information Management Now
- Review/Essay by Garrett Vogenbeck
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