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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 The Nature of Open Source

    1. The Open Source Debate

    2. Understanding Your Open Source Readiness

    3. The Nature of Open Source

    4. What Is Open Source?

    5. Where Does Open Source Come From?

    6. How Does Open Source Grow?

    7. How Does Open Source Die?

    8. Leadership in the Open Source Life Cycle

    9. Second-Generation Trends in Open Source

    10. The Different Roots of Commercial Software

    11. Productization: The Key to Understanding the Challenge of Using Open Source

    12. Comparing the Risks of Commercial and Open Source Software

  2. Chapter 2 Measuring the Maturity of Open Source

    1. Open Source Traps

    2. The Elements of Open Source Maturity

    3. The Open Source Maturity Model

  3. Chapter 3 The Open Source Skill Set

    1. Preventing an Open Source Nightmare

    2. Open Source Skill Levels

    3. Open Source Skills Inventory

    4. How Maturity Affects Required Skills and Resources

    5. Skills and Risks

    6. Open Source Skill Building

  4. Chapter 4 Making the ROI Case

    1. ROI Fashions

    2. How Open Source Costs Differ from Commercial Software Costs

    3. Making Your Own ROI Model

    4. Skills Versus Money

  5. Chapter 5 Designing an Open Source Strategy

    1. Crafting a Strategy for Open Source Adoption

    2. Crafting a Strategy for Applying Open Source

    3. Crafting a Strategy for Managing Open Source

  6. Chapter 6 Support Models for Open Source

    1. Open Source Support Offers

    2. When Is Commercial Open Source Support the Right Choice?

    3. Buy Carefully

  7. Chapter 7 Making Open Source Projects Easy to Adopt

    1. One Program for Productization

    2. Basic Information and Community Support

    3. Reducing the Skills Gap for Getting Started

    4. Accelerating Learning

    5. Integration

    6. Benefits of Increased Adoption

    7. Opportunities for Skill Building

  8. Chapter 8 A Comparison of Open Source Licenses

    1. Many Flavors of Licenses

    2. The Classic Licenses

    3. The BSD Licenses: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD

    4. The MIT License

    5. Second-Generation/Single-Project Licenses

    6. Corporate Licenses

    7. Why Pick Just One? The Dual Licensing Option

  9. Chapter 9 Open Source Under Attack

    1. SCO Versus IBM and the Legal Quandary of Open Source

    2. What You Need to Know About SCO

    3. What It All Means: The Implications of the SCO Crisis

  10. Chapter 10 Open Source Empowerment

    1. Two Poles of IT: Buy Versus Build

    2. Where to Buy, Where to Build

    3. Closing the Requirements Gap

    4. Open Source Empowerment

    5. The Vision and Challenge of IT

  1. Appendix The Open Source Platform

    1. What Is a Platform?

    2. Three Open Source Platforms

    3. Assembling Your Open Source Platform

  2. Appendix End-User Computing on the Desktop

    1. Solutions

    2. Capabilities

    3. Open Source Desktop Environments: KDE

    4. Desktop Productivity Suites

    5. Desktop Database Management: MySQL

    6. Web Browsing: Firefox

  3. Appendix Open Source and Email

    1. A Brief History of Email for Enterprise Use

    2. Opportunities for IT Use of Open Source Email Products

    3. Open Source Email Server Solutions

    4. Recommended Email Server Projects

    5. Open Source Email Client Solutions

    6. Content Scanners

    7. Mailing List Managers

  4. Appendix Groupware, Portals, and Collaboration

    1. Groupware

    2. Portals

    3. Wikis

    4. Messaging Systems

  5. Appendix Web Publishing and Content Management

    1. Complete Content Management Systems

    2. Web Publishing and Content Management System Capabilities

    3. Recommended Open Source Content Management System Projects

    4. Weblog Publishing Systems

    5. Content Management System Toolkits and Components

  6. Appendix Application Development

    1. Capabilities

    2. Open Source Application Servers

  7. Colophon