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Poll: Do you use open source code in your apps?

A benefit of open source code is that other developers can use it for free, yet it doesn't seem like many developers do so. Do you use open course code?

One of the frequently cited benefits of open source code is that it can be used by other developers for free. In reality, though, it seems like many developers never do so, for a variety of reasons (licensing concerns, technical, lack of available packages, etc.). So take this poll to let us know if you're using open course code in your applications.

J.Ja

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

6 comments
dba88
dba88

No. Potential legal complexities.

Duke E Love
Duke E Love

Depending on the project and as long as the license allows me to and protect our IP. For me THE best part of OSS is the source code. When doing something that I have not done before I like to look to see how other people approached the problem. A lot of times you pick up tricks and ways of doing things totally unrelated to the task at hand.

jean-simon.s.larochelle
jean-simon.s.larochelle

We use a lot of GPL (or similar licenses) in the actual development process. We do not actually ship things that would force us to be open source with our deliverables.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

such as iTextSharp. It's there it, it works, writing an inhouse equivalent would be very expensive. Buying a closed source alternative, equally so if there's a deployment charge. No brainer really.

Justin James
Justin James

Any particular reasons to use open source code when you program, or to not use it? Is it a policy in your organization to use it, or is it discouraged/banned? J.Ja

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