Innovation in Smart Business Solutions !
Open source may be superior in producing robust, reliable code. It can hold its own in providing functionality. But its weakness remains usability, which increasingly is the battle ground for competing programs. Finally, though, initiatives like the GNOME free desktop software for Unix have been closing the usability gap between open-source and commercial software. While open source may not solve the problem of bad software, it does offer many innovative possibilities. Most importantly, it demonstrates that when more people scrutinize code more closely, the effort can pay off in reliability. The jury is still out on usability.