Tech Resource: Using Open Source Software

Posted by on March 25, 2005

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?Choosing and Using Open Source Software: A Primer for Nonprofits? describes what open source software is and what impact this type of software may have on the nonprofit sector.

It includes:

* case-studies of nonprofits of various sizes that are using open source software,
* a process for evaluating whether or not open source is right for an organization,
* and useful resources and information.

Written primarily in non-technical language, the Primer is accessible to a wide audience, including nonprofit managers with little hands-on technical expertise.

The link is to a 1.4 megabyte PDF file. If you would rather not download it you can read the whole document online in HTML format at


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