Reply to post: "94 per cent reckoned FOSS code was as good if not better than the proprietary option"

Survey: Techies reckon open sourcery has better prospects than familiarity with a single vendor's cloud wares

Pascal Monett Silver badge

"94 per cent reckoned FOSS code was as good if not better than the proprietary option"

Seems obvious. FOSS code is public, therefor if you code like shit, you're going to have it up for the world to see and the world will tell you you code like shit.

Proprietary, on the hand, allows a bad coder to do his worst, secure in the knowledge that nobody will see his code so it doesn't matter.

Of course, there are very good coders that write proprietary software, but hiding the code means you can hide mistakes and bad practices - and with the amount of bugs due to buffer overflows that still happen, well let's just admit that there are more bad coders on the proprietary side.

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