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LXer 12-21-2005 02:46 PM

LXer: Survey: Open source developers jump on bugs, open to closed tech
 
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It comes as no surprise that open source software developers are fixing bugs faster and faster, but the majority of Linux developers' willingness to use proprietary products -- a la the Bitkeeper debacle -- may be more likely to raise eyebrows. Both findings -- that open source developers find and repair severe bugs in less than four hours on average and that 64 percent of OSS developers would purchase a tool for Linux if it worked well even if it was not open source -- come from the Evans Data Fall 2005 developer survey.

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