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Good and Bad Reasons to Open Source Your Software

Sep 27, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad, Frederic Benard)


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"A company's decision to contribute to open source projects is usually business-driven. This article offers a review of the top reasons that can influence your company to contribute source code to open source or to start new open source projects.

"1. Provide a reference implementation to a standard: Open source is a potential venue to launch reference implementations of a specification or standard, with the added benefit that such implementations can gain faster acceptance than if they were kept proprietary..."

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