Do you know the best criteria for evaluating 3rd party software?
23/12/2013 3:20 PM by
At SSW we evaluate and use a lot of 3rd party libraries. Before considering a library for further evaluation we ask the following questions:
Is it open source?
Is the licence LGPL, Apache, or MIT? Comparison of licences
Is there a quick start guide?
Is there a FAQ?
Is there an API guide?
Is it easy to install? Is there a NuGet package?
Is there an active user community?
If the answer is yes to all of these questions then the library is definitely worth further evaluation.
Do you feel this rule needs an update?