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5. It's just for programmers
A lot of the public seems to think that because of the nature of open source, only programmers use it. That confusion may arise from the availability of the source code and the accompanying assumption that the availability of code means that only those who know how to read, edit, and rebuild that code can and should use it.
In fact, anyone can use open-source software with or without the skills to modify and rebuild the software. It's a safe bet that the most open-source users do not have a single programming language in their skillset.
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