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Old 07-06-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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Open SOurce Vs Commercial Software


Hi all can somebody point me in the direction of a whitepaper that discusses the merits of Open SOurce and Commercial Software please.

I know there is quite a famous paper that was written a few years back that discusses possible good and bad points etc of Open Source and Commercial software but I cant find it anywhere.

Many Thanks
 
Old 07-06-2003, 05:35 PM   #2
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Maybe you're searching for this one: http://dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html ?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 06:03 PM   #3
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cheers Mara

that is the exact paper that I just found about 5 minutes ago, and I cant find anything else at the minute.

Needed a reliable paper to use for reference in my MSc dissertation on Linux Security (Im currently discussing the merits and problems of Open Source). So again thanks.
 
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any update on this old thread by any chance?? i could kinda do with a few white papers now... there's loads of articles about this on the web, but referencing web sites is apparently a bad thing, lol
 
Old 05-01-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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Try here:
http://www.oreilly.com/openbook/freedom/
 
Old 05-01-2004, 04:46 PM   #6
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thanks for the link... it's a very good paper

is it the "famous" one talked about above though??
 
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