Need a Smart IT Hire? Look to Open Source
This can be the most practical tool
In my many years writing about the ins and outs of associations—and particularly their technology challenges—one common refrain I’ve heard is this: Open-source software is hard to maintain and comes with a lot of headaches that you will not run into with a managed vendor.
That makes sense: Associations operate in a relatively narrow space, and the sector seems to have embraced the idea that managed is the way to go for association management systems, learning management systems and other platforms.
Everyone uses a CMS, a common target of open-source software; not everyone uses an AMS, and, therefore, the knowledge bank is smaller.
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