The Web Economy/18

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Cost of Gaps[edit | edit source]

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics[edit | edit source]

  • There are many gaps between the software and real user experience that requires big picture analysis[1].
  • Each item of change to a new experience is a cost. Change itself has a cost, such as training and conditioning the users.
  • There is also a collective cost of getting a critical mass of users to like something and use it often enough to support an eco-system.

Cost Of Software[edit | edit source]

  • A software design is very different from building a bridge. Its price cannot be fixed[2].
  • It also has its own anti-patterns and require strict scoping control[3].

Assignment Tasks[edit | edit source]

  • Research and identify the type of costs needed to use Open Source software.
  • Outline the remedy measures in real costing terms.
  • Suggest a plan to change an organisation from using proprietary software to Open Source software.

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

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