The Five States Of FOSS Adoption

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. From <http://www.analog.com/library/analogdialogue/archives/44-03/foss.html>:

    Denial: that FOSS is already in use
    * No recent audits of custom software
    * Low awareness of popular FOSS components
    * No official company policy for FOSS usage

    Anger: over surprise loss of control
    * Software in use with no record of adoption
    * Management looks to assign accountability
    * Developers practice "don't ask, don't tell"

    Bargaining: to re-establish existing controls and processes
    * Crash program to identify total exposure
    * Program put in place to remove existing FOSS
    * Lawyers spend hours meeting with development teams

    Depression: on realizing the point of no return has been reached
    * Realization that extracting open source would bring development to a halt
    * Recognition that the effort involved in removing FOSS would be prohibitive

    Acceptance: can't fight it, might as well prepare for it
    * Implementation of a formal FOSS strategy
    * Adjustments to policies and procedures
    * An attitude to shift from tolerance to extracting value

    This is a company that really seems to get it. And they have a whole bunch
    of code accepted into the mainline kernel to prove it.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 13, 2010
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