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Date: Wednesday, May 07 2014


Many people intuitively recognize the surface benefits of source code being available for inspection and modification. However, all open source platforms are not the same. Buyers of Apache Hadoop-based enterprise data hubs in particular should be aware that deep, direct involvement in the open source development process, properly conceived to help customers solve business problems, has a tangible impact beyond the simple availability of source code. Otherwise, the “open source” label has limited practical benefit beyond its surface appeal.

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