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LinuxDevices.com: What do you value most about open source?

Jun 27, 2000, 18:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

[ Thanks to LinuxDevices.com for this link. ]

"As part of its continuing efforts to measure and characterize the Embedded Linux Market, LinuxDevices.com is conducting an ongoing poll entitled "What do you value most about open source?" The picture is now starting to come into focus -- and the results are surprisingly different from what many have probably assumed."

"Contrary to popular notions of programmers hacking away at source code to create unique implementations of the Linux kernel and other open source software, there is a far greater propensity toward using source code for READING purposes, rather than for WRITING (or modifying)."

"Possibly the most interesting result, is that the #1 reason doesn't even pertain to USING the source. Rather, it expresses a strong belief that open source development produces better software than traditional proprietary software development."

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