Moving to open source

Thoughts on migrating to open source – which doesn’t have to be overwhelming and might result in significant cost reductions.

Several people have approached me with issues of “migrating to open source” and do not seem to know how to get started. Sometimes these people represent companies, sometimes educational institutions, and sometimes governments (local, regional, or national).

Most of the time, they seem to have the impression that migrating to open source is something that happens with a finger snap. Other times they seem to have the impression that it is an overwhelming task that can never be done, so why even start.

I have several philosophies on this that have been used successfully by various people and groups.


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