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Open Source

Proprietary

POSS

Rate of innovation

Higher

Lower

Higher

Visibility into product design / implementation

Higher

Lower

Higher

Quality of software

Higher

Lower

Higher

Reliability of support

Lower

Higher

Higher

Reliability of roadmap

Lower

Higher

Higher

Ownership of solution

Higher

Lower

Higher

Availability of professional services

Lower

Higher

Higher

Availability of references and case studies

Lower

Higher

Higher

Ability to prototype and 'try before you buy'

Higher

Lower

Higher

Cost of license or subscription

None

Higher

Lower

Ability to customize software

Higher

Lower

Higher

As demonstrated by the Beekeeper diagrams and this table the POSS model, when implemented well, is a ideal combination of the methodologies, principles, and roles from open source and proprietary software development models. By combining these models carefully the advantages of each can also be combined to produce a result that is powerful and compelling.
Open source has been described as the biggest paradigm shift in computing in the last 20 years. I hope that the information I have presented here shows the disruptive nature of open source / POSS is due to the profound and fundamental differences that exist between the proprietary software development model and the open source / POSS models. POSS companies are a lot of fun to work at because of this. I don't know of anyone working in a POSS company today that wants to go back to a proprietary vendor. I know lots of people at proprietary vendors who would like to move out.

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