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May 29th, 2008
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom IV-VI (2nd Floor)
Mountain Time
Session Type: General Session
Community source is designed to coordinate the work of different user IT organizations sharing the same purpose and requirements. An alternative to commercial applications and custom development, it gives users control and shares risk across peer organizations. Although several such public sector communities exist and yield great promises, many struggle with achieving critical mass and a viable business model. This panel will compare and contrast community source with more traditional software sourcing options and explore critical sustainability success factors.