Best practices for open source software | How to use open source in your organisation

Open source software development has enormous potential. Following a set of best practices will support successful implementation

The growth of open source software continues unabated as its benefits become ever clearer. Open source supports stable systems while pushing innovation, helps attract leading engineers and can save costs.

Even the White House has embraced it. The open source policy for the presidential residence was announced by Federal CIO Tony Scott last August, with the aim of maintaining neutrality by making source code more accessible to reduce costs and increase sharing.

CIO UK looks at the best practices for using open source in your organisation.

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