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Liz3
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Almost every really successfully project...is open source.

Some Examples:
- Linux
- PhP
- Node.JS
- The Chromium Engine
- All the Apache Stuff
- Unreal Engine(WAS closed source)
- nginx

and so many more

Open Source is the best way to build known, stable and useful software

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  • 8
    And they have great resource online for learning especially stackoverflow.
  • 2
    @kvsjxd thats why I wrote: and so many more, these were only the first which got in my head
  • 30
    Successful project
    .
    .
    - Php

    *chuckles*
  • 20
    And here's a counter-example to break your claim: Google is a far more successful project and is definitely not open source. Every app on the play store has some business model and is not open source, but many of them are also successful.
  • 1
    I don't want to be mean or so but calling php, node.js and Linux in one breath gives me a bit of headache :/ sorry to say.
  • 7
    But nearly every dead project or language is also open source...
  • 8
    Actually, I thought you would say something like

    "hey, this piece of code doesn't work at all !"
    "Make it open source !"
    "Genius, now it works great, here comes the money"
  • 0
    @varundey If you think PHP isn't successful then you are an idiot.
  • 1
    @andros705 Besides the point, we are talking about things that have been successful.

    It is not obsolete either, there are just other options now.
  • 2
    Of course you can name some successful open source projects and then say it is the best... but I could also name some successful closed source projects... that doesn't mean anything
  • 0
    @kaqqao It's only rude if you think it has not been successful.

    Even then, you would have to be pretty sheltered not to see it powered most of the web for a long time.
  • 1
    @matanl That's why I wrote almost.
  • 0
    @Liz3 that's why I didn't only mention Google
  • 0
    Are you going to work open source too or you prefer some money?
  • 1
  • 0
    @nblackburn going by that logic, WordPress powers more than 50 percent of the website.
  • 0
    @varundey Yes and it has been successful, that doesn't make it good though.

    IE has been successful i adoption because it is forced in order to get other browsers.
  • 0
    @nblackburn it seems the definition of successful is relative here
  • 0
    @varundey Not really, it means popular and open source.
  • 0
    @Artemix It got a lot faster (at least 2x) since 7.x was released so performance should not be an issue.

    Security is more down to you than the language as most languages patch issues pretty damn quick.

    The only thing it isn't good at is asynchronous but most languages aren't because they were all made in the 90's when that wasn't a concept.
  • 0
    @nblackburn node.js was made for async programming IIRC
  • 0
    @Krokoklemme Yes but i don't understand what baring that has on my previous point.
  • 1
    @nblackburn ohh, my fault. I thought you said that every web language isn't good at async programming ._.
  • 0
    @Krokoklemme Whaaa, how on earth... 🤣
  • 1
    Men, I just got my GitHub students account. I must use private repos
  • 1
    The good thing about open source and why many companies, that also sell the product, use it is because the certainty that anyone can look at your code makes you put more effort in producing good and clean code.
  • 0
    @Mitiko GitLab offers unlimited private repos too. Once the student plans ends, migrate 😂
  • 0
    @PraveenKishore Will think about it
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  • 0
    U missed that the software gets more secure because of Open Source 😎
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