Application Development With Open Source Code: Yes or No?
Opinions on open-source platforms are often mixed. Some companies hate the idea. They view them as places where they will struggle to make the profit and risk the theft of intellectual property. In fact, Microsoft once saw the platform as a clear threat. Then there are those that embrace open application development.
Many companies see the potential in the community aspects regarding information sharing and product development. There are clearly different ways to use open-source systems. Some dive in headfirst and take full advantage of the public forum in testing and developing services. Others take a more wary approach.
The following ten companies all have their approaches, views, and purposes.…