"Note that this paper's goal is not to show that all OSS/FS is better than all proprietary software. There are those who believe this is true from ethical, moral, or social grounds,
but no numbers could prove such a broad statement. Instead, I'll simply compare commonly-used OSS/FS software with commonly-used proprietary software, to show that, at
least in certain situations and by certain measures, OSS/FS is at least as good or better than its proprietary competition." More at dwheeler.com.
November 27, 2001