Capstone Project Proposal Essay

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CAPSTONE PROJECT PROPOSAL

IS OPEN SOURCE S O F T WARE READY FOR THE ENTERPRISE MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION N E E D S?
Submitted by: Jorge L. Vargas email:vargasjorgel@yahoo.com Submitted to ASPEN University MSIT Program October 19, 2003

I S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE READY FOR THE ENTERPRISE MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION NEEDS?

O CTOBER 19, 2003

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1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................... 3 DESCRIPTION ................................................................. 3 PURPOSE.......................................................................... 4 PROFESSIONAL INTEREST......................................... 4 2. 3. 4. LITERATURE SEARCH
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How? By first learning what it is, how it has evolved and how it can benefit the organization needs. PROFESSIONAL INTEREST Besides the reasons already stated for the selection of this topic I would like to add that my intention to select this area has to do also with the fact that I see a lot of benefits from learning more about Open Source Software. It is an area related directly to my study program at ASPEN University as well as an area where there is a lack of knowledge among most IT Managers. As an IT Consultant myself, being able to help my team or other IT organizations with such issues makes me more valuable as a professional.

J ORGE L. V ARGAS

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I S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWAR E READY FOR THE
ENTERPRISE MESSAGING A ND COLLABORATION NEED S ?

O CTOBER 19, 2003

2 . LITERATURE SEARCH
While researching the Open Source Software topic I found a wealth of information in the internet as well as many technical periodicals but, was most intrigued by the work of Richard M. Stallman in the book Free Software Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman, which will be used as on of the references in this research. An interesting point found in Mr. Stallman book is that most people hear the work Open Source Software and they immediately think Linux. While the
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