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Open-Source Success Roiling Software Field

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You probably paid too much for the software you're using - not to mention the software company you've invested in.

That's the growing consensus of analysts watching the rise of open-source software, built on the notion that software should be free for everyone to use, tweak and develop further.

For every multimillion-dollar software program being sold, there's a good chance that at least one free alternative can do the same thing, at a fraction of the cost.

If that's good news for tech buyers, it's downright chilling for tech investors.

Even scarier: They're getting better by the day.

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