|"A manager's guide to the business and organisational applications of open source technologies"|
Migrating to open source
The decision whether to migrate from proprietary to open source software systems is yours and yours alone. It could be based on financial factors or the range and quality of software available. Or it could be based on the more intangible yet important aspects such as freedom of choice of community involvement.
However you have made your decision to migrate to open source, you will be faced with the task of explaining the benefits to your organisation, building a consensus for change, implementing the migration and also training the users of the new systems.
The migration process can be split into three main areas: Programme, People and Project management:
All of these areas will be covered in greater depth in the Migration section.