Reasons Organizations Opt Not to Use Open Source Software


Black Duck’s latest open source survey shows that a majority of companies are now using open source. So what’s stopping the rest? Here’s a look at the reasons why businesses might choose not to use open source, or avoid partnering with companies that do.

The fact that open source doesn’t work for everyone — or that some people think it won’t work for them, so they don’t even give it a try — does not mean open source is inherently flawed. It’s certainly a highly effective way to build and acquire software in many situations. Still, to understand open source fully, it’s worth taking a look at its drawbacks, both perceived and actual. They include…

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