Palamida offer budget trimming tips
Palamida has published a list of twenty five open source projects to help with trimming engineering and development budgets. Palamida, launched in 2003 and originally focussing on licensing issues around open source, has moved into the more general arena of open source application security and services. The list is comprised of development tools, databases, core utility libraries, reporting and Web 2.0 components, all of which Palamida has reviewed and considers "among the most reliable, innovative, and enterprise-ready open source projects".
The development tools section, for example, has the usual suspects of NetBeans and Eclipse, but also lists JUnit and HttpUnit for testing and PMD – Valgrind and FindBugs for code analysis. Each entry comes complete with a pocket history of the project and an estimate of how much that tool would cost to develop using the COCOMO model and figures from ohloh.net.