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Industrialization of Open Source Project Doesn't Improve Quality

 
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Open source development tools like MySQL, Eclipse, PHP or JBoss are now adopted by many software development organizations. A recent examined how the quality of open source tools is perceived against their commercial competitors. A similar poll was conducted twice in the past and it is interesting to compare the results.

Open source versus commercial tools quality
Same quality: 31%
There is no easy answer to this question: 25%
Superior in quality: 21%
Inferior in quality: 12%
I do not use open source tools: 6%
I do not use commercial tools: 3%

Participants: 913

Source: Methods & Tools (http://www.methodsandtools.com/)

The results have not changed significantly compared to the previous polls. Even if the number of participants thinking that quality is similar has decreased slightly, a majority still judges that open source software development tools is as good or better than commercial products.
 
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