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sookoon
23rd May 2007, 08:22 PM
Hello, community.

I wanted your candid and circumspect input as to the benefits AND drawbacks of a software company allowing their software products to go open source.

Sookoon

lazlow
23rd May 2007, 08:32 PM
Bugs and security holes will be found and patched much faster(you can see the code).

Features and addons become much easier to produce.

One drawback is that people often look at code and basically say "that was a dumb way to do things" (ms, I suspect has a lot of this).