Each source-licensing program under the Shared Source Initiative is tailored to the needs of a particular Microsoft constituent community and can be applied as a model for increasing code transparency
throughout commercial software.
Besides addressing themes of surveillance and code transparency
(the death of the author updated as the death of the programmer), many projects don witty vaneers that give way to open-ended systems.
The open source model provides customers with the code transparency
and the full view into the inner workings of the software they need to have confidence in the results, particularly when they perform safety calculations for projects such as nuclear reactors or aircraft design.
Digital Reasoning: "Analytics performance is critical to us and we have been very pleased with performance gains of MapR," said Matthew Russell, VP Engineering for Digital Reasoning, "but equally important have been the strong admin tools, ease of installation and code transparency
with standard Hadoop.
The value open source offers in terms of flexibility, reduced cost and code transparency
is driving the adoption of open source projects in enterprise SOA deployments," said Larry Alston, General Manager, Open Source, IONA Technologies.