Sunday, June 22, 2008

Open Source Software

Here's my philosophy on open source software: all software has bugs; at least with open source, you can debug it yourself instead of waiting for the author to do it.

Of course there are other benefits to releasing your software as open source and using open source, but that's a pretty big one for me. The early web service stacks had some real problems. I could work through the JBoss and Apache Axis bugs by fixing them myself, but for closed platforms, I was at the mercy of Microsoft, BEA and friends.

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