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IDC lists top 6 myths, realities about open source

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At its Directions 2012 conference in Boston today, IDC revealed the top 5 myths and realities about open source software.

The first myth is that open source will take over the world, or in the words of IDC, that OSS will enter every market.

Here’s IDC’s take:

“There needs to be a need; a perception that proprietary solutions are inadequately serving the market, and a developer community willing to reinvent software solutions.

The second myth identified by IDC is that open source software is “inherently innovative.”

“In the past OSS rarely created a new markets; instead replicated existing solutions. That is increasingly not the case today with OSS.”

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