Friday, August 24, 2007

Open Source

Open source is not very popular in the MS community. Here is my list of why I think Open Source is so great.

  • It gives credability to the product being open sourced. It doen't make the product better, but as I can read the source the producer will be more willing to write robust and transparent code. The maker lets you check if the product is any good or not behind the scenes, and if the makers lets you see that, its probably not too bad.
  • It makes me less dependant of a product. If the maker goes out of buisness, I can still get errors fixed.
  • The producer can benefit from others reviewing the code.

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