Open source technologies are hardware and software which are completely accessible to the general public. This means that they can be continually refined and updated by anyone with the knowledge and reason to do so. Open source technology, particularly software, can be found for almost any purpose; here are 5 ways that your nonprofit organization can make use of this valuable resource.
by Martin DavisThe debate over the ability of open source programs to handle enterprise-class businesses, complex nonprofit operations, and government needs is largely over. While the heavyweights in the proprietary world aren’t going away anytime soon, organizations are increasingly coming to realize that to ignore open source solutions is placing their business at a competitive disadvantage. But not all open source is created equal. What’s the better web solution—WordPress, Drupal, Joomla? What about a CRM—SugarCRM, CiviCRM? I could go on, but you get the point.