Managing Open Source Software for Business Agility

IDC Whitepaper

Employing an effective software management program enables developers to leverage software assets from multiple sources — internal, external, and open source — and to coordinate them effectively, thereby improving overall productivity.

Organizations seeking to incorporate rich, broad, open source approaches and techniques within a traditional development context can gain benefits that include better collaboration and improved business alignment. This whitepaper, authored by IDC, identifies software management  strategies that nurture community culture and lists techniques that can improve code usage as software creation encompasses much greater levels of complexity.