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Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!

        

Why Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS)? Look at the Numbers!

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This material is a paper that provides quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures. This paper examines market share, reliability, performance, scalability, security, and total cost of ownership. It also has sections on non-quantitative issues, unnecessary fears, OSS/FS on the desktop, usage reports, other sites providing related information, and... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 25, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 29, 2006
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Submitter: Emrah Orhun

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Language: English
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