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7. Going with Open Source

How and Why open source works was described in the previous chapters. In many cases, the idea of using open source originates with a project leader or mid-level manager in a company. This chapter and the two that follow address such leaders and managers more so than executives. Our aim is to help you decide whether open source is right for your project and describe steps you should take to proceed and missteps to avoid, if you so decide.1


Deciding to Do Open Source

How to Prepare to Do Open Source at Your Company

Getting Approval from Your Company

Problems You Can Expect to Encounter

Going with Open Source

1. Because our primary experiences with starting open-source projects from within a company come from our efforts at Sun, most of the examples in this chapter are from there.

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