Why you should avoid vendor lock-in – and why it’s not always easy

Why you should avoid vendor lock-in – and why it’s not always easy

If you want to choose for a product, be locked-in by the vendor and stay with this vendor forever, who are we to tell you otherwise? But when you choose the freedom, the lower costs and the potentials based on an open source promise, make sure the vendor lives up to that promise. A database ‘based on open source’ is not open source and therefore will create a vendor lock-in. The difference between open and closed source is clear: with open source the user has a license to use ánd develop the solution. The source code is released with the license and this will give users the opportunity to study, […]