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Expanding Choice by Peter Clegg, Emmett Dulaney, Jason Williams

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Chapter 3. Open Source in the Real World

So far, you've discovered what open source is, where it originated, its advantages, and how it is created. That's all good information if you need background data to feel comfortable about the decision to move ahead. This chapter gets down to the building blocks—the actual products and solutions that are currently available to help you implement open source in your organization. This chapter covers product specifications and integration, as well as details case studies of open source implementations in real organizations.

It's worth pointing out again that, although in some instances, an organization might elect to implement only open source software, total open source IT implementations are generally ...

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