Mitre: A Business Case Study of Open Source Software

This white paper prepared by Carolyn Kenwood back in 2001, explains open source, describes its significance, compares open source to traditional commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, presents the military business case, shows the applicability of Linux to the military business case, analyzes the use of Linux, discusses anomalies, and provides considerations for military Program Managers. The paper also provides a history of Unix and Linux, presents a business case model, and analyzes the commercial business case of Linux. This white paper has been included as an 'historical' artifact in the Open Health News (OHN) resource database.