“It's open source, how could that possibly go wrong!?”
2019-08-29, 15:00–15:20, Fortuna West
Migrating to opensource is a No-Go, some say... No support, No warranties, No sales reps, No help, just a bunch of Garage companies...
or is it, migrating to opensource is a no brainer… No licenses, No costs?
When evaluating a migration to opensource we should definitely consider all the points above, and while all the negative views are often used to spread FUD by proprietary software vendors, seeing the absence of licensing costs as the main advantage of such a migration can and probably will lead to uninformed decisions and unexpected results.
While it is true that an opensource solution has a generally much lower TCO, to effectively use opensource tools in an enterprise environment, other aspects like product ownership, responsibilities and [re-]training need to be considered to ensure a painless move to the world of No lock-in, agile projects and technological advantage.
 Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
 Total Cost of Ownership