7 myths about open sourcing your company’s software | Opensource.com


Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business’ code and workflows to the public.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Myth #1: Open source is giving my business away for nothing
    Myth #2: We’ll lose control of everything
    Myth #3: There’s no value to open source
    Myth #4: Someone will steal my idea
    Myth #5: My bottom line will plummet
    Myth #6: We’ll go out of business
    Myth #7: Competitors will steal our stuff

    Making the choice to open source something can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be. Open source is here to stay

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Open Source vs Proprietary: What organisations need to know
    Meeting IT and business priorities with a hybrid approach to open source and proprietary solutions

    Open source technologies, like Hadoop, R and Python, have been vital to the spread of big data. However, production deployment of these technologies has its own, often unexpected costs and projects are not necessarily succeeding as hoped. However, organisations see clear benefits from both open source and proprietary solutions, with a mixture of the two perceived as delivering the best return on investment.

    This report, based on a survey of 300 senior IT and business decision-makers across the UK & Ireland, aims to create a better understanding of the key considerations for open source and proprietary analytics technology, drivers for business transformation and any limitations to success.


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