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Moving to an Open Source World

Video Description

Moving away from a largely proprietary software world and towards OSS can be a big decision. This video helps you ensure that this decision works right for you and your organisation, and that can involve evaluating several different aspects of the move.

Also, a number of myths and misbeliefs abound concerning OSS. It is important to separate the facts from the fiction, so you can avoid misleading information that might lead you to make the wrong decision.

This video breaks the decision process down into a series of considerations (costs, licensing, quality, and so on). By doing so, you will understand the consequences involved and gain a useful framework for making the decision yourself. This video also educates you about prominent myths concerning OSS, thus helping you avoid being misled when making your evaluations.

What You Will Learn 

  • Systematically analyse the costs and benefits of moving to OSS
  • Identify and overcome the hurdles in each software domain

Who This Video Is For

A typical viewer has some experience in terms of programming skill, but they have used only proprietary tools. They are aware of what OSS is, and they are considering moving at least part of their toolset to open source solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 00:02:03
  2. Costs 00:08:30
  3. Licensing and Warranty 00:05:17
  4. Independence 00:05:19
  5. Transparency 00:05:12
  6. Quality 00:03:57
  7. User-friendliness 00:06:16
  8. Interoperability 00:06:14
  9. Support 00:05:08
  10. Summary 00:00:44