Capstone Project Proposal Essay

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CAPSTONE PROJECT PROPOSAL

IS OPEN SOURCE S O F T WARE READY FOR THE ENTERPRISE MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION N E E D S?
Submitted by: Jorge L. Vargas email:vargasjorgel@yahoo.com Submitted to ASPEN University MSIT Program October 19, 2003

I S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE READY FOR THE ENTERPRISE MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION NEEDS?

O CTOBER 19, 2003

Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................... 3 DESCRIPTION ................................................................. 3 PURPOSE.......................................................................... 4 PROFESSIONAL INTEREST......................................... 4 2. 3. 4. LITERATURE SEARCH
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Some of the initial references already identified to be used in this research, with their respective URL’s, are: EWeek: Hey, CIOs: Open Up! http://www.eweek.com/print_article/0,3048,a=49434,00.asp Gay, J., Buckman, R.E., Free Software Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman Free Software Foundation, Inc. 2002, First Edition http://www.gnupress.org/ Godfrey, M.W., Tu, Q. Evolution in Open Source Software: A Case Study Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo http://plg.uwaterloo.ca/~migod/papers/icsm00.pdf IBM White Paper: Linux is Ready for the Enterprise: http://www-8.ibm.com/linux/sg/white_papers/enterpriseready_linux.html InternetNews: Open Source Takes on Exchange http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/2233471 ServerWatch: Making an Open Source Server Enterprise Ready http://www.serverwatch.com/sreviews/article.php/2235031 Sirius: Want lower overheads? Run Open Source Software http://www.siriusit.co.uk/ The Open Enterprise: Open and Shut Weblog http://www.theopenenterprise.com The Open Source Definition, Open Source Initiative http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php Why Opens Source Software/Free Software (OOS/FS)? Look at the Numbers! http://www.dwheeler.com/oos_fs_why.html

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I S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWAR E READY FOR THE
ENTERPRISE MESSAGING A ND COLLABORATION NEED S ?

O CTOBER 19, 2003

3. RESEARCH QUESTION Is Open Source Software Ready for the

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