BT to introduce open source methods

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 08:47 Hrs
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Bangalore: BT is seeking to increase innovation in its IT functions through introducing open source methods. There were suspects that it might do more to improve its IT functions if it directed them with the aim of increasing innovation, rather than merely cutting costs. It believes that open methods might bring the increase in innovation sought.

Jeremy Ruston, Head of Open Source Innovation at BT,said "profound philosophical change by making all its software development open, just as it is, in fact, at Google. Our goal within BT is to change BT, to be able to take advantage of open source. It can be like trying to steer a massive ocean liner."

BT had not made its entire software open source. It had made all its software open within BT, so developers could look over one another's shoulders.

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