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 26 January 2021