#30DaysOfGeek Day 24: How do you feel about Open Source vs. Proprietary software?

Windows Open Source logoOpen source vs. proprietary software, how do I feel about it?

Firstly, let’s clarify that software includes games and commercial software.

I think both are good. Why would we want everything to be free? How would the economy work? We will have all our coders on welfare working on open source code! If you have a great product and you invest in it then why the hell shouldn’t you benefit from it?

Commercially it makes sense. You’ll find that most organisations need to have companies to hold accountable for support and problems with software.

Open source would work if there was someone supporting them too I guess.

Either way. We need to have competition and we need companies making money and paying tax. So both aregood and both are necessary.

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