TECH BUYER Mar 2022 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # US48939922

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Supporting Community Open Source Software

By:

Al Gillen
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This IDC PeerScape presents five practices for organizations determining when, where, and how to use community-supported open source software alongside commercially supported open source software.

"The attraction of increasingly reliable and secure community-supported open source software, with its zero cost of acquisition, continues to grow in the industry. Few organizations that use open source software today can claim to use no community-supported technology," said Al Gillen, group vice president, Software Development and Open Source, IDC. "However, to fully leverage the opportunity presented by community-supported open source software requires organizations to also know when the right move is to contract with a commercial support provider to support key components of their stack."


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