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By Bernard Golden

Very similar to Odysseus-who needed to negotiate perils among Scylla and Charybdis-IT managers face daunting demanding situations. On one facet, there's relentless strain to chop expenditures. at the different lies an never-ending call for for cutting edge options. even though, in contrast to Odysseus, IT managers mustn't ever easily steer clear of both destiny: in its place, they need to satisfy either quests. to fulfill those doubtless disparate pursuits, IT businesses are more and more investigating using open resource software program for its cost-effectiveness and adaptability. in spite of the fact that, myths approximately open resource software program persist-for instance, that it runs basically on Linux or that it's not good adequate for challenging construction environments. Dispelling these myths, prime businesses similar to Amazon.com and Google depend on open resource software program, and plenty of extra businesses will make the change within the years forward. Succeeding with Open resource is the 1st e-book written in particular for IT managers who have to overview, decide on, and use open resource software program. the writer starts off with the basics of open resource strategies and the way they fluctuate enormously from advertisement software program. He then introduces the Open resource adulthood version (OSMM), a useful source for assessing open resource items for his or her creation readiness.

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For those companies that are building a product for sale, this infection is unacceptable. Therefore, they will purchase the product they integrate into their product, even though it is available as open source. By doing so, they protect their product's commercial viability. The companies that create the dual-licensed product recognize that some users of their product must avoid the possibility that the resulting product will become open source. Consequently, these companies release the same product under two different licenses, allowing users to decide what licensing restrictions they want to operate under.

Day Day Up > < Day Day Up > Business Models: The Bottom Line The different business models are continuing to evolve. Entrepreneurs are creating new business models that take advantage of open source licensing and the market conditions that accompany open source products: widespread distribution, source availability, and an enthusiastic community. The new open source business models continue to evolve. The professional services business model will flourish. As to the viability of open source based business models, the jury is still out on how successful the "razor," extended product, and hybrid business models will prove to be.

Each of them differs in how it uses open source as part of its business, but each of them fundamentally depends on open source. They are, Part I: Overview of Open Source 37 38 Part I: Overview of Open Source quite literally, children of open source. Open Source Add-On Products Some companies have adopted what is referred to as the "Gillette" or "razor" strategy: Give away the razor and charge for the blades. Conceptually, this model seeds a user base with one part of a product distributed at no charge, and then sells additional products that integrate with the free product.

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