The purpose of this document is to introduce Software Configuration Management and explore how formal Software Configuration Management practices fits the Open Source model of software development.
We further explore approaches or strategies for Software Configuration Management in the Open Source world for projects of different sizes using modern Software Configuration Management tools.
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You are strongly recommended to take a backup of your system before major installation and backups at regular intervals.
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