Distilling the Debate: Is Open Source Software for You?
If you have researched open source software, even just a little, you’ve likely encountered two distinct worldviews:
Believers celebrate open source as free, collaborative code. In this paradigm, open source software isn’t just a free licensing model; it is a movement for building better, more flexible software. But, that’s just one side of the story. Open source skeptics raise compelling counterarguments for why open source software and the enterprise don’t mix.