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The Benefits of Open Source Projects in the World of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Published on 29 May in Microsoft

In recent years I have become involved with the world of open source projects in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community. I have searched, found, followed, discussed, improved, and developed tools for CRM. I see many benefits and possibilities, as well as a few risks with open source initiatives for Dynamics CRM.

In this article I will explore some of the pros and cons around living in the world of branches, commits, releases, pull requests, forks, builds, contributors, issues and wikis.

Background

I guess we have all at one point or another found ourselves looking for some third party download on CodePlex, GitHub, SourceForge and similar sites. But probably most of you have stayed far away from those "Source Code" buttons on t...

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