Assessing the Real Value of Strategic Use of Open Source
A New Approach to Valuation
For ISVs and enterprise IT organizations, the strategic use of open source components can substantially and rapidly improve the development process and boost developer productivity. As such, assessing the value of the strategic use of open source components is critically important. This paper demonstrates how an organization can save $4-$5 million over five years with the implementation of strategic open source procedures, such as those provided by the Black Duck® Suite.