White paper Understanding open source
Table of contents
- THE OPEN SOURCE MARKET
- HISTORY AND FIGUREHEADS
- COPYRIGHT AND LICENSES
- BUSINESS MODELS
- DEVELOPMENT MODELS
Like many digital enthusiasts, you have realized that open source is much more than freeware? It’s the biggest revolution since the Internet, an amazing boom shaking up the world of IT for the better!
In this white paper, we are sharing our enthusiasm for open source solutions with you, explaining how we reached this position:
- The origins of this community movement, which dates well before Internet
- How the licenses work
- The actual benefits for corporate decision-makers.
A positive approach, sharing philosophy, a booming market: this white paper gives you the low-down.
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This white paper is published with a Creative Commons license “Attribution-No Derivative Works” 2.0 .