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ZDNet: Why Choose Open Source?

May 18, 2004, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carroll)

"This is Part 3 in a four-part series of articles that is roughly a response to 'The Magic Cauldron,' the seminal work on open source economics written by Eric Raymond. This installment discusses Raymond's 'five reasons' for choosing to create or use open source products.

"a) Reliability / Stability / Scalability are critical
b) Correctness of design and implementation cannot readily be verified by means other than independent peer review..."

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