Open-source programming embraces a philosophy that states programmers should make their code available to everyone rather than keeping it proprietary. The Linux operating system has had much success as an open source code. The chapter mentions some of the advantages of open source code, such as quicker code updates in response to technological advances and changes.

based on this paragraph i had to answer some questions for my assignment but i didnt get 2 questions they were:

Why do you think that companies such as Microsoft maintain proprietary restrictions on their code?


Are there disadvantages to maintaining proprietary code?

can someone explain this to me?

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