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Open Source Software : Implementation and Management - Paul Kavanagh

Open Source Software

Implementation and Management

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781555583200
Number Of Pages: 392

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In 2004/5, over half of IT professionals will be looking at open source, most for the first time. This book provides key tools for System administrators, Network Administrators, IT project managers, and consultants who must evaluate and deploy open source software.

This book details open source successes so far, explains which scenarios are the most realistic opportunities now, then gives the details needed to select these solutions, adopt the best tools and practices, introduce them to an organization, implement and manage them. The IT professional can use this book to review opportunities in their organization, evaluate components such as Apache, Linux, and OpenOffice against systems they know, and follow up in detail on their specific interests here and through referred resources.

*Deployment scenarios categorized by function and industry
*Rules of thumb on where and when open source software is or is not the right choice
*Roadmaps for deployment in terms of the components of open source

Open source software : definitions and historyp. 1
Where open source is successfulp. 19
Open source : the good, the bad, and the uglyp. 41
Five immediate open source opportunitiesp. 67
Five more open source opportunitiesp. 99
Operating systemsp. 125
Open source server applicationsp. 145
Open source desktop applicationsp. 173
How open structure software is developedp. 203
Managing system implementationp. 221
Application architecturep. 245
The cost of open source systemsp. 275
Licensingp. 297
The open definitionp. 321
Examples of open source licensesp. 323
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ISBN: 9781555583200
ISBN-10: 1555583202
Series: Software Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.79