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..."