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Viewpoint: 5 open source myths

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With increased open source adoption comes increased confusion, as agencies now have information hitting them from all sides on the benefits and drawbacks of each open source solution. The challenge for government agency decision makers is to filter the myths from the realities. As agencies move forward with open source projects and evaluate new solutions, there are five prevailing myths worth considering.

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