The Business Case for Open Source Software

The Business Case for Open Source Software: “An anonymous reader writes ‘An InfoWorld blog entry makes a business case for open source software, and attempts to explain the business benefits of OSS to management and business owners. The primary benefits the piece uses to argue in favor of OSS include ”’no licensing fees”’, and ”’no license keys”’. The article also argues that OSS results in ”’freedom from ‘ownership”” by software vendors. ‘Never again will you fear the BSA (Business Software Alliance) knocking on your door wanting to perform a software audit. The BSA even takes out advertisements on Google search pages for and up to $200,000 reward a disgruntled ex-employee can receive for reporting your company to the BSA! That’s quite a powerful motivator…”

(Via Slashdot.)

Published by Martien van Steenbergen

Martien is a Master Agile & Lean Trainer & Coach.

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