As the open source world is fairly advanced now and you can find an open source implementation of pretty much everything, why are people/developers still using the obscure/proprietary libraries? In what case these are absolutely needed?
closed as primarily opinion-based by gnat, Thomas Owens♦ Mar 1 '18 at 11:26
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Three obvious reasons:
- There's no open source equivalent,
- The company wants paid-for support that they can rely on.
- They are a bit behind the times and do not yet trust open source libraries.