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An Annotated Compendium of Open Source and Related Resources

NC State adopts open source computer policy

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Vendors and Sources in the Open Source Arena

An interesting development over time has been the growing commercial support of Open Source Software. Adoption of Open Source can be aided by using commercial support when sufficient local support isn't available. Additionally, the leadership of an organization may prefer the added assurance of stability which can be provided by a support contract. Many of these commercial support organizations feed back code enhancements into the Open Source code.