September 23, 2007

The wrong reason to choose open source

"I see it time and time again in comparisons of software products where one or more of the options is open source. Someone chimes in with a comment along the lines of: 'Why pay for product X when I can get open source Y for free?'

My response to this is simple: X != Y. Price is a very primitive way to choose software. Differences in price, even when one price is zero, are often insignificant when compared to other factors...."



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