So, you’re about to start a new company and you want to make open-source software the driving force behind all technology decisions. Outside of it being an incredibly noble and honorable cause, what are the key data points you need to fully understand before implementing this strategy?The question might seem loaded. After all, every business is different, and the driving technology that helps a business to succeed varies. Even so, there are some universals that stand true across the playing field. Those universals apply to open source and closed source alike. But when you’re considering starting up a company (or migrating an existing company), what do you need to consider when doing so with open-source software?Let’s examine six things you should know.This debate needs to finally (and officially) be put to rest. Study after study has been done—some of which are sponsored studies by invested parties—but the truth of the matter is both initial and ongoing costs will be lower if you choose open source. Many of the old studies pointed to one particular idea that is, for the most part, no longer relevant—cost associated with training users. Here’s the thing, 90% of what people do now is done within… Read full this story
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