5 Reasons why you must support the spread of Open Source Software
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"Different people ascribe different interpretations to the term
Open Source depending on which side of the divide they stand.
However, one thing that remains certain is that everybody stands to
benefit from Open Source and thus must necessarily support its
spread. These are my reasons for believing firmly so
"Open Source Software guarantees quality closed source software
It is very ironic but true. Without enormous pressure from mostly
freely available and quality OSS, most closed source software would
have just been junk. For instance, without pressure and competition
from Linux, Windows 7 would not have been such a polished and nice
software. OSS keeps closed source software developers on their toes
in the knowledge that there is always some alternative available to
users should they get it wrong.
"Open Source Software reduces cost
Imagine your company in need of a particular software that is not
available in the form it wants but there are others out there it
can tweak to suit its needs."