29 Nov '17, 2pm

7 Reasons Open Source Software Should Be Avoided - DesignNews

Throughout my travels I encounter quite a few development teams that seem to live by the adage, “The best software is free software.” The moment they hear the words “Open Source” the heavens open, the choirs begin singing, and all thought about doing due diligence on the open source code is gone. That’s the direction, no matter the integration costs, no matter how badly support is lacking, that’s it! Put the blinders on, kick back, put the safety belt on and enjoy the ride. As much potential as open source software can provide, there are several reasons why embedded software developers should avoid it like the plague. Reason #1 – Lacks a traceable software development life cycle Open source software usually starts with an ingenious developer working out their garage or basement and they create something very functional and useful. Eventually multiple developers with spare ...

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