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Are Open-Source Developers Too Critical?

Mar 06, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Esther Schindler)

"When I read the database report from Evans Data that I wrote about yesterday, I noticed that the open-source databases--MySQL and PostgreSQL--fared rather poorly, in comparison to the commercial products (notably Oracle and DB2). Hmm, I thought. Maybe it's a case of 'you get what you pay for.'

"But then I chatted with Evans Data founder Janel Garvin while I was putting the final touches on the article... She pointed out that most open-source developers, particularly as reflected in the company's Linux and Open-Source report, are hyper-critical of their tools..."

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