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Buying open source?

Posted 04-18-2011 at 12:47 PM by williamfromtexas

Tell me, what's the difference between open source and commercial software?

If you'd have asked me not long ago, I'd say that there's a world of difference between the two, and that they both sat at opposite ends of the software spectrum. "Isn't it BAD," I thought, "to pay for software?"

No!, it seems. The correct answer is that it's perfectly OK to pay for software. ( Open source software at it's heart is a philosophy: it is software which...
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