Open-Source Alternatives to Proprietary Enterprise Software

I’ve said in the past, that open-source’s lack of adoption in the enterprise space is due, at least in part, to the lack of “focus-group tested ammunition”. Today, I hope the community can help even the odds with this collaboratively edited list of open-source alternatives to typical government and enterprise software needs

I was thrilled to come across this comprehensive list of open-source options for government last week, part of the UK’s Open Source Procurement Toolkit, but was disappointed to see, in addition to it being published in most government agencies favorite web publishing format (PDF), it hadn’t been updated in more than a year.

With a little find-and-replace magic, I converted the PDF into a stand-alone web page (based on Twitter’s open-source Bootstrap and Jekyll), cleaned up a few typos, and published it to GitHub in hopes that it can be collaboratively edited by the broader open-source community.

Please browse the list, and if you find any additions, corrections, or improvements, fork the page on GitHub and submit a pull request.

Live Site: Open-Source Alternatives to Proprietary Enterprise Software

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Prior to GitHub, Ben was a member of the inaugural class of Presidential Innovation Fellows where he served as entrepreneur in residence reimagining the role of technology in brokering the relationship between citizens and government. Ben has also served as a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer within the Executive Office of the President where he was instrumental in drafting the President’s Digital Strategy and Open Data Policy, on the SoftWare Automation and Technology (SWAT) Team, the White House’s first and only agile development team, and as a New Media Fellow, in the Federal Communications Commission’s Office of the Managing Director. His paper, Towards a More Agile Government was published in the Public Contract Law Journal, arguing that Federal IT Procurement should be more amenable to modern, agile development methods. More about the author →

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