- The first motivation with open source software is typically about saving money.
- If saving money is higher than #3 on your list you likely have the wrong motivation. Choice and Flexibility, Security, Standards and building on a platform all should rank higher than saving money.
- You're not NSA, don't try to be.
- Unless you measure your Data Center in acres and you have floors of world class Ph.D.s , then don't fork your own OS or major application.
- There is a fine line between clever and stupid.
- A room and/or software library full of new piece parts will end up being a history bin full of old piece parts. Think governance.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I gave a talk in NYC called "Open Government: Lessons Learned" and I am going to share some slides over the next few days.