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What Is Open Source?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

One of the most common things I hear among people who are in leadership positions is an aversion to the words “open source” and consequently an aversion to open source solutions for software and web applications.

The feeling is understandable. In a world where security and privacy are big concerns to organizations such as Catholic schools, the word “open” doesn’t exactly have a positive connotation.

Open source, though, is easily misread as not secure and unsupported when you don’t have a background with it or are not familiar with it. In this post we’re going to explain what open source really is about, what the pros and cons are, and how to use it effectively in your organization.

The truth is, open source is one of the most exciting thing to happen on the web in the last 10 years, and it can save time and money, so let’s check it out!

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