Evaluating Open Source SoftwareELAG 2009 Edward M. Corrado email@example.com
Open Source Maturity Model (OSMM) • Developed by Geoffrey Moore in Crossing the Chasm. • Described in great detail in Succeeding with Open Source by Bernard Golden. • A framework to determine the level of maturity of an OSS product
Key Product Elements • Product software • Support • Documentation • Training • Product integrations • Professional Services
Example from book: JBoss Note: Book was written in 2005, so the score would undoubtedly be different now
Points from the discussion... • Be aware of:programming languages / styles • Commercial SW has evolved (APIs,...) – opensource vs. open standards • Future of the libraries...?
Sourcing... • What is the core service of the library? • Can‘t outsource everything... How about SW? (Pay your staff or company to develop?) • Do we engage because it is exciting – • orbecause it meets a need? • More info: http://www.navicasoft.com/
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