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Open-Source Vs. Commercial Software: A False Dilemma
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nepaliboy
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nepaliboy,
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5/18/2014 | 9:39:13 AM
Philosophy rules the dilemma
The question of exclusive and inclusiveness of these platforms doesn't necessarliy determine the useability  of one over another.  I think its matter of culture, philosophy and business need of any organization that literally determines the platform. More specifically, the operation costs of IS system and the size of company plays a key role in implementing the COTS or Open-source platform. Also, the  need of research and development, the availability of open-source enthusiasts, the availability of infrastructures and the business need are the key-factors. However, it is  non-deniable that for the majority of these issues, open-source easily supercede the proprietayr platform except in the support and operations. Nevertheless, if you have a good operation along with research and development-team, the open-source is unbeatable.

 

 

 
PatriciaJ291
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5/18/2014 | 10:47:08 AM
Re: Philosophy rules the dilemma
OSS is great, but like any other software it needs managing and care.

Without this you will be investing lots of time and other resources.

That's why we developed our WhiteSource automated open source Inventory management, Inventory reports, Automated open source license compliance, Proactive alerts and License documentationֻ.
All are managed automatically and seamlessly integrate into your development servers
ShahA411
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5/21/2014 | 1:43:46 AM
Comercial software
I think open sources software works better than the rest. I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news Thank you very much for such an interesting post, and I meet them more often then I visited this site.
anon6654399694
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anon6654399694,
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6/24/2014 | 5:14:14 PM
Re: Comercial software
Ugh duhh commerical hands down.

 

Sure and an indie developer or consumer open source works well.

The minute you talk to a lawyer about the documentation you need to provide before you get slapped with a lawsuit for software utlizing a Monotype font, an Oracle API or some sort of derivaitve work that may or maybe not a rip off.....you have zero people to back you up..Time to get a lawyer. License fees are always cheaper then legal fees.

 

Great until you actually start making money on something; but on the worlds stage you are open to any claim and if you want to be big get ready to fend off those claims.

 

Essentially if you have a comapny lawyer or a any one that knows about IP alwyas go commerical.

 

That and most people who get together for fun to put a project together never put their blood sweat and tears into something that a corporation has QA's..provides support and covers your ass.

 

The difference is buying a cell phone from craigslist vs your local verzion store. You know what you get if it fails and you know it's not stolen.

 


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