Managing Risk in Open Source Software Adoption

  title={Managing Risk in Open Source Software Adoption},
  author={Xavier Franch and Angelo Susi and Maria Carmela Annosi and Claudia P. Ayala and Ruediger Glott and Daniel Gross and Ron S. Kenett and Fabio Mancinelli and Pop Ramsamy and Cedric Thomas and David Ameller and Stijn Bannier and Nili Bergida and Yehuda Blumenfeld and Olivier Bouzereau and Dolors Costal and Manuel Dominguez and Kirsten Haaland and Lidia L{\'o}pez and Mirko Morandini and Alberto Siena},
By 2016 an estimated 95% of all commercial software packages will include Open Source Software (OSS). This extended adoption is yet not avoiding failure rates in OSS projects to be as high as 50%. Inadequate risk management has been identified among the top mistakes to avoid when implementing OSS-based solutions. Understanding, managing and mitigating OSS adoption risks is therefore crucial to avoid potentially significant adverse impact on the business. In this position paper we portray a… CONTINUE READING
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