still most of companies dont go with open source for comercial production.
they start writting code from basic or BUY costaly library or adk.
why is there any disadvantage of arduino. is arduino usrd for comercial perpose in your country.
Quote from: cnavnath on May 23, 2012, 10:00 amstill most of companies dont go with open source for comercial production.Actually, quite a few companies do rely on open source for commercial products. Rarely will it be advertised on the box, because most (e.g. 99% who are not engineers) consumers do not care.
Quote from: cnavnath on May 23, 2012, 10:00 am they start writting code from basic or BUY costaly library or adk.Sometimes it is because the company, or the engineering team at that company, wants/needs support.Sometimes it is because open source libraries are not complete. Sometimes it is because open source licenses means revealing work the engineering team has done, and the company does not wish that to happen.Sometimes engineers simply don't know about an open-source option.
The idea "BECAUSE ITS OPEN SOURCE!!!!" is not always the best solution for a given problem.
Quote from: James C4S on May 23, 2012, 04:16 pmThe idea "BECAUSE ITS OPEN SOURCE!!!!" is not always the best solution for a given problem.From the engineering perspective, it's not a valid reason.
Major components of Mac OS X, including the UNIX core, are made available under Apple's Open Source license, allowing developers and students to view source code, learn from it and submit suggestions and modifications.
Apple believes that using Open Source methodology makes Mac OS X a more robust, secure operating system, as its core components have been subjected to the crucible of peer review for decades. Any problems found with this software can be immediately identified and fixed by Apple and the Open Source community.
(Some linux distributions and things like apache are major exceptions to the above)
Commercial support comes with financial commitments, open source support does not.