Success factors for OSS

Summary:In an article about what it takes to make successful open source software, Judith Hurwitz, CEO Hurwitz & Associates, says that "software must be supported and commercialized if it is to have the type of quality and support customers expect."?

scoreIn an article about what it takes to make successful open source software, Judith Hurwitz, CEO Hurwitz & Associates, says that "software must be supported and commercialized if it is to have the type of quality and support customers expect."?

While this statement?will enlighten few, those looking at open source need to know that there are a myriad of ways open source projects are conceived, managed, supported, and marketed. Just take a look at this post by Joe Brockmeier for a taste.?It's about the competing models for the control over?open source projects, none of which he says are ideal.

Topics: Open Source

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