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The Free/Libre/Open Source Software Survey for 2003

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5. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about open source, free, or proprietary software?

Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree
I believe that users of software should have the right to see the source code. 53.11% 25.23 16.21 3.89 1.56 1542 responses
OS/FS is superior in quality to proprietary software (fewer bugs, more features, etc.) 24.90 38.30 30.62 5.01 1.17 1538
Open source development is the most efficient way to develop software 25.33 33.14 25.07 14.26 5.86 1536
Proprietary software has its uses and proprietary development may create some software more efficiently 8.85 45.96 25.07 14.26 5.86 1536
Some proprietary software is high quality, although ideally all software would be developed as open source/free software 23.03 45.80 21.41 8.00 1.76 1537