LinuxDevices.com: What do you value most about open source?
Jun 27, 2000, 18:09 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."