Chef Server and the risks of depending on the open source community

As a DevOps engineer I’ve played around with a number of different automation tools. Some professionally, some for a blog post, and some just because I was curious about them. When most companies are evaluating automation tools they look at some common attributes

  1. How much will it cost?
  2. Does it support the platforms we’re on?
  3. Is it a good fit for my teams skills?
  4. How long will it take to setup and see some value add?