by CIO Staff

Evaluating Open Source Software Requires Different Considerations

Nov 23, 20051 min
Open Source

Figuring out which open source software packages are for you is still mostly a DIY proposition. But there are a few general frameworks out there to guide you. Most offer obvious recommendations like, “make sure there’s good documentation,” and all are untested and lack objective data about actual open source projects, but at least they capture some of the unique issues involved in considering open source. Here are some sources to try: