Feb 6th, 2009, 09:39 AM
When not to Open Source?
Most likely I'm asking the question in the wrong place, but worth a shot .
Can anyone advise when not to Open Source a solution? This meaning developing a solution and making it Open Source, rather than adopting Open Source solutions.
This is something I'm trying to get an understanding in the limitations of adopting Open Source when developing a solution.
I'm concerned around cases such as:
- Is it okay to Open Source a solution that is developed against a data source or system that contains sensitive data (such as National Insurance numbers, financial details, etc.)?
- Could it put a risk in competitive advantage?
Are there any other factors that could impact the adoption of Open Source of the solution?