Open-source Software | Singapore Government Developer Portal
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Where possible, we recommend that your team use Open-source software (OSS).

What are the advantages of Open-source software? OSS brings you benefits such as:

  • Leveraging on well-tested code and software

  • Potential savings in licensing and maintenance fees

  • Higher resource familiarity and use

  • Easier adoption and easier hiring

  • Support is easily available in online communities

  • Lower barriers for new innovations and the re-contribution of knowledge and resources

Teams should note however that there are also costs associated with the usage of OSS - primarily manpower and migration costs.

Last updated 04 December 2021

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