Open Source Software: Implementation and Management

Open Source Software: Implementation and Management

by Paul Kavanagh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1555583202

ISBN-13: 9781555583200

Pub. Date: 08/09/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555583200
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 7.50(h) x 9.25(d)

Table of Contents

1Open source software : definitions and history1
2Where open source is successful19
3Open source : the good, the bad, and the ugly41
4Five immediate open source opportunities67
5Five more open source opportunities99
6Operating systems125
7Open source server applications145
8Open source desktop applications173
9How open structure software is developed203
10Managing system implementation221
11Application architecture245
12The cost of open source systems275
13Licensing297
The open definition321
Examples of open source licenses323

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