Why Open Source?

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http://www.linuxinsider.com – The question "Why open source?" really encompasses two questions for the enterprise to consider: "Why use open source software?" and "Why should I develop my software in a community-based, open source way?" Who should care about the answers to these questions? Well, virtually everyone. As of 2008, 85 percent of enterprises were using open source software. That percentage has probably ticked upward since then, so the answers to these questions are relevant to just about all enterprises today. (General)