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Do you feel Open Source software is better than proprietary software?

Survey period: 18 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014

"It depends" is an obvious answer but think of your most common scenarios.

Yes, it's more reliable23814.34
Yes, it's more secure16610.00
Yes, it's cheaper (in terms of total cost)60936.69
Yes, it's fixed / updated more often38523.19
Yes, because we can fix / update / mod it ourselves70442.41
Yes, because there's more innovation in open source code43226.02
No (add your reasons in the comments section)52131.39
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralRe: Yes, I use Open source softwares Pin
jgakenhe18-Aug-14 2:30
professionaljgakenhe18-Aug-14 2:30 
GeneralBetter ? Pin
Andrew Torrance18-Aug-14 0:25
Andrew Torrance18-Aug-14 0:25 
AnswerIn general? No! Pin
Ingo17-Aug-14 22:57
Ingo17-Aug-14 22:57 
GeneralRe: In general? No! Pin
tgrt18-Aug-14 2:13
tgrt18-Aug-14 2:13 
GeneralRe: In general? No! Pin
John M. Drescher18-Aug-14 2:24
John M. Drescher18-Aug-14 2:24 
GeneralToo many cooks spoil the broth. Pin
Carsten V2.017-Aug-14 21:38
Carsten V2.017-Aug-14 21:38 
GeneralRe: Too many cooks spoil the broth. Pin
Herbie Mountjoy18-Aug-14 20:46
professionalHerbie Mountjoy18-Aug-14 20:46 
GeneralDifferent Pin
Davide Zaccanti17-Aug-14 21:37
Davide Zaccanti17-Aug-14 21:37 
It's better a software written by a professional or an hobbyist ?

They have different approach and different target.

We have to take in account horizontal ( ie office ) and vertical market (ie programming of job in lab analysis machine), the need for SLA. Another aspect is the target use: private or commercial.

You can tell many companies uses open source and give support, even 2 hours SLA, but part of code and specific interfaces are not available in source form.. In this case costs are the same as 'closed'

I known the risk is to tell every time: it depends.. not heaven not hell.. for both

In my code ( with escrow for sources ) many parts are open source ( ie boost ), but as long as I'm in charge for system availability they have to use my closed builds.

... only my opinion...
GeneralRe: Different Pin
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan18-Aug-14 6:26
professionalAfzaal Ahmad Zeeshan18-Aug-14 6:26 
GeneralDichotomy!? Pin
Mehdi Gholam17-Aug-14 21:01
Mehdi Gholam17-Aug-14 21:01 
GeneralRe: Dichotomy!? Pin
Jeremy Hutchinson18-Aug-14 2:36
professionalJeremy Hutchinson18-Aug-14 2:36 
GeneralNo Pin
OriginalGriff17-Aug-14 20:55
mvaOriginalGriff17-Aug-14 20:55 
GeneralRe: No Pin
thatraja17-Aug-14 23:23
professionalthatraja17-Aug-14 23:23 
GeneralRe: No Pin
OriginalGriff17-Aug-14 23:51
mvaOriginalGriff17-Aug-14 23:51 
GeneralRe: No Pin
thatraja18-Aug-14 0:27
professionalthatraja18-Aug-14 0:27 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Peter Adam18-Aug-14 3:32
professionalPeter Adam18-Aug-14 3:32 
GeneralRe: No Pin
thatraja18-Aug-14 4:01
professionalthatraja18-Aug-14 4:01 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Peter Adam24-Aug-14 23:30
professionalPeter Adam24-Aug-14 23:30 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Ravi Bhavnani18-Aug-14 1:53
professionalRavi Bhavnani18-Aug-14 1:53 
GeneralRe: No Pin
OriginalGriff18-Aug-14 2:30
mvaOriginalGriff18-Aug-14 2:30 
GeneralWill I vote Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes or No... Pin
Sander Rossel17-Aug-14 20:49
professionalSander Rossel17-Aug-14 20:49 
GeneralNo Pin
Mycroft Holmes17-Aug-14 19:23
professionalMycroft Holmes17-Aug-14 19:23 
GeneralNo PinPopular
Joan M17-Aug-14 18:47
professionalJoan M17-Aug-14 18:47 
GeneralRe: No Pin
Agent__00717-Aug-14 19:04
professionalAgent__00717-Aug-14 19:04 

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