Open Source = Interoperable ?

It’s
going to be tough for folks that are keeping their technologies in a
closed-source environment to convince [the market] that they’re serious
about interoperability.” is what
Jonathan Schwartz of Sun said recently .

Is interoperatability an important point for consideration when you decide on which software to use?

Do you think that interoperability is an area where open source software is easily better than closed source?

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Open-Source keeps me ‘coding fit’

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  • Noname

    Yes there would have to be some standard opensource libraries that take care of the cross browser quirks.. but beyond that I think life continues as usual .. there is a progammer and there is a designer …. and there is a web application and off course the user

  • Noname

    MS is exceptional case.
    SAP is the same too.
    But recently, SAP doesn’t keep own way.
    It means the rise of needs of interoperability is becoming high.

  • Noname

    Most open source software won’t survive if they ignored interop. So that’s more the reason why open source software is more interoperable.

    In cases where closed source software would not make it if it wasn’t interoperable, you will find good interoperability.

    Microsoft can get away without providing interoperability. not many other closed source software vendors can do that