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IDC Lists Top 6 Myths, Realities About Open Source

March 14, 2012 No Comments

Summary: What are the top 6 myths? That open source software will enter every market, is inherently innovative, it improves faster than commercial software, that it has less lock-in, that it’s free and that it has little benefit if one is not involved in the community. IDC calls these ideas “myths” but acknowledges there’s more than a grain of truth to all of them

At its Directions 2012 conference in Boston today, IDC revealed the top 5 myths and realities about open source software.

The first myth is that open source will take over the world, or in the words of IDC, that OSS will enter every market.

Read More of Paula Rooney’s Blog Post on ZDNet

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