"A significant consideration when deciding whether to adopt a software
package is the expected longevity of the source. Budget cuts, personnel
changes, rearranged priorities or bad business decisions may all lead to
software that goes from reasonably supported to unsupported. In cases of
closed or proprietary software, there may be no recourse for the user.
Open Source software, on the other hand, leaves open the option of stepping
in to keep the software alive."
- Patrick Moran, NASA Ames Research Center
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