Business: How do you feel about Open Source vs Proprietary platforms?started by Greg Barrett on Feb 2, 2012 — RSS Feed
Just curious to see what the community thinks.
about which thing?
Open Source Systems:
Are built and maintained by groups of interested people all over the world. While there is typically one controlling body, they belong to no one.
Make the source code available to all. Anyone with the skills and time can extend and modify the code and create new functionality as required.
Can be hosted anywhere. You can host an open source web site with just about any ISP or hosting company on their servers or your own.
Are typically free – or at least the software itself is. Customisation, design, and hosting are not.
Are built and maintained by a single company.
Typically do not allow access to the source code, although the best of them provide an open framework (or API) that means they can be extended by others.
Are typically hosted by the company that created them, although some can be hosted elsewhere.
Typically require a license fee of some sort, although it is often built into the hosting charges.
Open Source vs Proprietary platforms
I think Open source is best for website developing because of some of advantages of the open source
Open-source software is free to use, distribute, and modify. It has lower costs, and in most cases this is only a fraction of the cost of their proprietary counterparts.
Open-source software is more secured as the code is accessible to everyone. Anyone can fix bugs as they are found, and users do not have to wait for the next release. The fact that is continuously analyzed by a large community produces secure and stable code.
Open source is not dependent on the company or author that originally created it. Even if the company fails, the code continues to exist and be developed by its users. Also, it uses open standards accessible to everyone; thus, it does not have the problem of incompatible formats that exist in proprietary software.
Lastly, the companies using open-source software do not have to think about complex licensing models and do not need anti-piracy measures like product activation or serial number.
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Open Source is the best platform for developing website. Now a days developers prefer to develop with open source resource.
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Open source (magento and joomla) is a faster and secure web development platform and I feel comfortable while working with it.
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open source is a good platform and i have seen that most of the developer like to work on open source platforms.
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