Mad Penguin takes on a hard task, trying to determine the benefits and drawbacks to opening your code.  Starting from a popular premise, that by opening up your source code to the public you create your own competition, they attempt to disprove it.  Competition in the open source world certainly exists, but as they try to point out in their article it is different from that found in the closed source world.
“”Is there really the level of competition in the open source world that we see in the closed source world? This is something that has been stuck in my mind lately as I have been told so many times by closed source developers that by opening the code you are creating your own competition. Today, I’m here to explore this theory and hopefully prove why it’s false.”

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