Any project which proposes the use of open source software needs an overarching strategy to fully realise and exploit the benefits and mitigate the risks of open source software.
Open source software does not have the same business model as proprietary software, and so it follows that cannot have the procurement model. There are issues which need to be addressed such as:
Open source also provides additional rights and obligations which occur outside of any additional procurement contract, which need to be taken into account in the overall procurement strategy.
Any procurement strategy which employs open source software needs to address these and other factors, if the software acquistion is to be a success within the organisation.
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