Best practices for open source software

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, with the aim of maintaining neutrality by making source code more accessible to reduce costs and increase sharing.

Although the software can be difficult to maintain, open source can cut costs dramatically across an organisation.

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

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Additional reporting by Hannah Williams.