Take into consideration the following:
- Do I really want to pay royalties and/or licensing fees for a product
that I cannot be entirely sure of what it consists of? (Similiar to
buying food without knowing the ingredients)
- Have I the time to deal with learning proprietary standards based on
commercialized OSes, APIs, etc.?
- With consideration of the previous two questions, am I capable and
competent to handle the responsibilities of maintaining a system based on
open standards, that is free, but comes with no guarantees?