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Open Source is not rocket science, or is it?

Buggie - Bugzilla's mascot

Buggie - Bugzilla

If we look at Bugzilla’s mascot (called Buggie) most of us would immediately think that this software can’t be anything serious… and the same happens with many other open source projects that are underestimated by many executives and IT managers.

In this case, the issue tracking software from the Mozilla Foundation was adopted (and adapted) by the NASA with the help of Everything Solved. In my opinion, this is a great example of how OSS can bring benefits for the enterprise, as well as generate business.

Although there is a long list of commercial and non-commercial organisations using this software, what is most interesting is that a complex organisation involved in billion dollar projects like the NASA has trusted on this software. Seguir leyendo