Poll: Why did you start using open source?

Why did you start using open source?

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387 votes tallied
Career / job
44 votes
School / education
39 votes
47 votes
Alternative to proprietary
165 votes
To scratch an itch
65 votes
Other (tell us about it in the comments below)
27 votes

When it comes to getting involved with open source, everyone has their own story. As our Beginners to Open Source series gets into full swing, we want you to share yours.

Why did you decide to start using open source software? Was it a new job? The "free" factor? Or did you just think supporting open source is the right thing to do?

Let us know by responding to our poll and joining the discussion below.

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