Microsoft WebsiteSpark, or the True Price of Closed Source Software

A couple of weeks ago Microsoft launched its WebsiteSpark initiative in an effort to gain some inroads into the market share of the open-source web development stack. The Redmont giant, however, has got it wrong again. The thing is, people choose open source not only because the initial licensing costs are lower, but because it provides certain types of benefits that closed-source simply cannot provide, no matter at what cost.

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