[ANSOL-geral] [artigo] Fundamental issues with open source...
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Fundamental issues with open source software development by Michelle Levesque
"Despite the growing success of the Open Source movement, most of the general
public continues to feel that Open Source software is inaccessible to them.
This paper discusses five fundamental problems with the current Open Source
software development trend, explores why these issues are holding the
movement back, and offers solutions that might help overcome these problems.
The lack of focus on user interface design causes users to prefer proprietary
software’s more intuitive interface. Open Source software tends to lack the
complete and accessible documentation that retains users. Developers focus on
features in their software, rather than ensuring that they have a solid core.
Open Source programmers also tend to program with themselves as an intended
audience, rather than the general public. Lastly, there is a widely known
stubbornness by Open Source programmers in refusing to learn from what
lessons proprietary software has to offer. If Open Source software wishes to
become widely used and embraced by the general public, all five of these
issues will have to be overcome."
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