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Do you use Open Source code in professional software?

Survey period: 14 Jul 2014 to 21 Jul 2014

"Professional Software" meaning "code you were paid to write".

OptionVotes% 
Yes, as often as I can28314.31
Yes, when it makes sense1,08154.65
Yes, when there aren't any other sensible options1899.56
Yes in extreme or rare cases1296.52
No20210.21
I don't write professional software944.75



 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
deanofharvard15-Jul-14 5:44
deanofharvard15-Jul-14 5:44 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
Gary Wheeler15-Jul-14 6:12
Gary Wheeler15-Jul-14 6:12 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
JaredThirsk15-Jul-14 18:22
JaredThirsk15-Jul-14 18:22 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
PIEBALDconsult15-Jul-14 5:57
professionalPIEBALDconsult15-Jul-14 5:57 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
Gary Wheeler15-Jul-14 6:05
Gary Wheeler15-Jul-14 6:05 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
Rob Grainger15-Jul-14 22:12
Rob Grainger15-Jul-14 22:12 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
Gary Wheeler16-Jul-14 0:03
Gary Wheeler16-Jul-14 0:03 
GeneralRe: Only when the open source is not covered by the GPL or its variants Pin
Fabio Franco16-Jul-14 2:29
professionalFabio Franco16-Jul-14 2:29 
I have to agree with you, in my opinion forcing you to open your source code defeats the whole concept of open. How can something be open if its not open to allow you to use it however you want?

I think the magic of OSS is when its bundled with permissive licenses like CPOL here in CP or MIT and licenses alike. We contribute because we like and and we get support of lots of people who like doing the same.

I'm glad when people find my code useful and use in their own projects, the way they like. I find that a lot of people also help make my code become better and it becomes our code and I also benefit because I learn from it. I don't need to force anyone to share their code, specially because in many cases they can't, like when they are working on closed enterprise projects.

I am totally pro OSS, whenever its not tied to GPL.
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GeneralMake sense... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter13-Jul-14 23:38
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter13-Jul-14 23:38 
GeneralWell, in fact... Pin
Agent__00713-Jul-14 22:23
professionalAgent__00713-Jul-14 22:23 
GeneralWhenever it does what I need... Pin
AlexCode13-Jul-14 22:09
professionalAlexCode13-Jul-14 22:09 
GeneralRe: Whenever it does what I need... Pin
Dan Neely14-Jul-14 2:49
Dan Neely14-Jul-14 2:49 
GeneralRe: Whenever it does what I need... Pin
AlexCode14-Jul-14 4:29
professionalAlexCode14-Jul-14 4:29 
GeneralRe: Whenever it does what I need... Pin
Trajan McGill14-Jul-14 6:05
Trajan McGill14-Jul-14 6:05 
GeneralLibraries and other code Pin
Davide Zaccanti13-Jul-14 22:03
Davide Zaccanti13-Jul-14 22:03 
GeneralRe: Libraries and other code Pin
Mycroft Holmes14-Jul-14 0:35
professionalMycroft Holmes14-Jul-14 0:35 
GeneralEdict from on high! Pin
Mycroft Holmes13-Jul-14 21:14
professionalMycroft Holmes13-Jul-14 21:14 
GeneralRe: Edict from on high! Pin
AlexCode13-Jul-14 22:14
professionalAlexCode13-Jul-14 22:14 
GeneralRe: Edict from on high! Pin
Mycroft Holmes14-Jul-14 0:31
professionalMycroft Holmes14-Jul-14 0:31 
GeneralRe: Edict from on high! Pin
Dan Neely14-Jul-14 2:51
Dan Neely14-Jul-14 2:51 
GeneralRe: Edict from on high! Pin
JaredThirsk15-Jul-14 18:36
JaredThirsk15-Jul-14 18:36 
GeneralCouldn't this be narrowed down to one answer? Pin
Sander Rossel13-Jul-14 20:49
professionalSander Rossel13-Jul-14 20:49 
GeneralRe: Couldn't this be narrowed down to one answer? Pin
musefan13-Jul-14 23:26
musefan13-Jul-14 23:26 
GeneralRe: Couldn't this be narrowed down to one answer? Pin
Sander Rossel13-Jul-14 23:44
professionalSander Rossel13-Jul-14 23:44 
GeneralMessage Removed Pin
14-Jul-14 7:31
professionalN_tro_P14-Jul-14 7:31 

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