O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

Most Common Errors in Open Source Adoption
Dan Woods, Editor and CTO, Evolved Media Network
Gautam Guliani

Track: Open Source Business Review
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: E145

IT departments at organizations across the world have struggled with varying results to take advantage of the vast opportunity to use open source. Now, with much experience behind us, it is clear that patterns of success and failure have emerged. The patterns of success are highly dependent on the skills of an IT organization, the type of open source used, and the problems being solved. The mistakes, however, are easier to identify and apply to organizations large and small.

Dan Woods, author of Open Source for the Enterprise, outlines the most common mistakes IT organizations make when attempting to adopt open source. The problems include a lack of attention to skill building, inadequate assessment of the maturity of open source, and many others. As each mistake is described, and general outline of the patterns of success will be described.



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