What is the total cost of ownership of open source? Why is open source so popular? What do I need to know to assess ROI on open source? If you've ever heard or asked yourself these questions and you wished you had a comprehensive guide to give you the answers you are looking for, you'll find this white paper very informative. You'll be able to calculate ROI for your open source usage using the practical tools and formulas provided. You'll also gain a better understanding of the top 5 reasons why open source is widely favoured by development teams while weighing out some of the risks and concerns that pure open source carries. You'll learn about the "hybrid" approach to open source and the components of total cost of ownership in the context of pure open source vs commercially supported open source.

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