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Succeeding with Open Source is the first book written specifically for IT managers who need to evaluate, select, and use open source software. The author begins with the fundamentals of open source solutions and how they differ greatly from commercial software.

Succeeding with Open Source is the first book written specifically for IT managers who need to evaluate, select, and use open source software. He then introduces the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), an invaluable resource for assessing open source products for their production readiness.

Succeeding with Open Source is the first book written specifically for IT managers who need to evaluate, select . Bernard Golden offers a process called the Open Source Maturity Model that allows you to assess important key components of software (such as training, support, and integration) on a weighted scale based on what's important to your business.

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Succeeding with Open Source is the first book written specifically for IT managers who need to evaluate, select, and use open-source software. The author begins with the fundamentals of open-source solutions and how they differ greatly from commercial software. On the other lies an unending demand for innovative solutions. However, unlike Odysseus, IT managers must not simply avoid either fate: Instead, they must fulfill both quests. To meet these seemingly disparate goals, IT organizations are increasingly investigating the use of open-source software for its cost-effectiveness and flexibility.

This excellent book by Bernard Golden will show you what's different about open source in detail, how you might make those differences work in your organization, and how to use a simple, effective model that summarizes th. .Excellent resource for purveyors of open source solutions. com User, November 11, 2004. I came at this book from a different angle - that of someone looking for resources and strategies to convince potential customers of the benefits of open source solutions.

Succeeding with Open Source. I have worked in software my entire career with several stops at packaged software companies. Then I started working with open source. It worked quite well. So when I first encountered the concept of open source, it’s fair to say I was skeptical. I had concerns regarding quality, support, security, and so on. OTOH, I had recently worked at a company where we selected a packaged software component to be included as part of our product.

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IT organizatons are increasingly investigating the use of open source software for its cost-effectiveness and flexibility. However, myths about open source software persist - for example, that it runs only on Linux or that it is not stable enough for demanding production environments. Dispelling those myths, leading companies such as Amazon.com and Google rely on open source software, and many more companies will make the switch in the years ahead.Succeeding with Open Source is the first book written specifically for IT managers who need to evaluate, select, and use open source software. The author begins with the fundamentals of open source solutions and how they differ greatly from commercial software. He then introduces the Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM), an invaluable resource for assessing open source products for their production readiness.

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Ndyardin
I found this book to be excellent. It clearly defines areas to be researched, how to do that research, where to find the resources and how to make sure the package will meet the needs of the users. It is well written, easily understood by all levels of users and extremely, extremely helpful. If only users of open source software went through these steps, open source would be far more successful than it already is.
Thordira
I finished reading an interesting book today called Succeeding With Open Source by Bernard Golden. If your company is trying to figure out how to evaluate the potential use of open source software, this would be an excellent guide to removing the emotional aspect of the debate.

Chapter list: The Source of Open Source; Open Source Business Models; Open Source Risks; The Open Source Maturity Model; The Open Source Product; Open Source Technical Support; Open Source Documentation; Open Source Training; Open Source Integration with Other Products; Open Source Professional Services; JBoss Open Source Maturity Model Assessment; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

With the subject of open source software becoming more prevalent in corporations, it's often hard to separate logic from emotion. All the techies have strong religious beliefs on the subject. Executives are risk-adverse and want to have a "single neck to strangle" if something goes wrong. But yet, the ability to use free software that you can own and modify as needed can save huge amounts of money. How do you make a rational decision on an open source product? Bernard Golden offers a process called the Open Source Maturity Model that allows you to assess important key components of software (such as training, support, and integration) on a weighted scale based on what's important to your business. Based on how you see your company's relationship with technology (early adopter or pragmatic), you can then decide whether the software falls in a scoring range that is suitable for your needs.

In each of the chapters on the different assessment areas, the author does a good job in examining the different pros and cons of open source. For instance, documentation can be found in many different areas. There may be commercial books, forums, discussion groups, or official documentation from the vendor. These avenues can be examined to see how mature the product is in these areas, and then a score assigned. Taking this evaluation approach with all your software can eliminate much of the emotional debate and lead to well-reasoned decisions. The book uses the JBoss open source J2EE server software as an example throughout the book, so you get a feel for how this process really works. And best of all, all levels of staff will understand the material.

If you're having problems getting traction in your organization for open source usage, get a copy of this book and start a rational evaluation. It may be the missing piece you've been looking for.
Frdi
The book is a measure of how open source has moved squarely into the mainstream. Driven by the prime example of the widespread adoption of linux by companies like IBM and HP, who merged their unix variants into it.

What Golden tries to do is show how an IT project can harness the power of open source for a commercial project. He directs the book at a sceptical IT manager who has hitherto dealt only with traditional projects. Golden explains various distinguishing traits of open source - most notably that you can build a developer community of volunteers, that is not restricted to your employee base. He suggests that properly used, open source can lead to more robust code, with quicker bug fixing cycles and perhaps, eventually, to a competitive edge.

There is a nice case study of JBoss, which makes an eponymous web container for J2EE applications. If you are using or contemplating using it, check out the chapter on it. He gives you an independent assessment of that organisation and its software.
Samulkis
I'd heard people talk about "maturity" of Open Source projects, but I was completely unaware that someone had written a formal method of assigning this maturity (OSMM, Open Source Maturity Model) until I picked up this book.

The author aims this book at the company or technical administrator who wants to be able to evaluate the Open Source software that's out there, and compare it to the commercial options. The first 60 pages or so pages go through the typical "who, what, when, where, why, how?" questions involving open source. It dispells many myths about open source software. Then it goes through implementing the OSMM on a real project (they used JBoss as their example), and through this evaluation the reader was shown steps taken in each segment of the evaluation process, a very good way of teaching to people like myself who learn by example!

There were two things about this book that made it especially appealing to me:

1. Real world examples of open source being used in successful companies. I believe the blurbs about real world successes are hugely important, and it was interesting for me to read, since I never really looked into companies who had made the leap to open source.

2. Notes. Beside many of the paragraphs there would be a short note about what the paragraph is about. So say you don't have time to read the whole chapter, but you want to get the jist of it, you can just quickly read down the page's notes, if something particularly interests you, you can read that whole paragraph. In a book such as this, I think this option for reading the book is a great asset.

The book is only a little over 200 pages, but it's quite thorough. I'd definately recommend it to people thinking of taking their company down the open source track.
Succeeding with Open Source download epub
Networking & Cloud Computing
Author: Bernard Golden
ISBN: 0321268539
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Networking & Cloud Computing
Language: English
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (August 10, 2004)
Pages: 272 pages