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Six things that make open source a no-brainer for your company


If you’re struggling with the idea of starting a company using open-source software (or migrating from a proprietary ecosystem), Jack Wallen has a few points that might make the choice a bit easier.

So, you’re about to start a new company and you want to make open-source software the driving force behind all technology decisions. Outside of it being an incredibly noble and honorable cause, what are the key data points you need to fully understand before implementing this strategy?

The question might seem loaded. After all, every business is different, and the driving technology that helps a business to succeed varies. Even so, there are some universals that stand true across the playing field. Those universals apply to open source and closed source alike. But when you’re considering starting up a company (or migrating an existing company), what do you need to consider when doing so with open-source software?

Let’s examine six things you should know.