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summary Use free open tools to ensure data can be transfered and reused by all without constraints.
Argumentation Most proprietary software used close code that makes it impossible to customize the tool to specific needs. In addition tool most often requires an expensive subscription that makes it difficult to use for actors with low financial ressources. Finally many proprietary software have also proprietary formats that makes it difficult to share data.
Therefore, it is important to prefer free/libre software that can be possibly customized, improved and used interorable formats often for a free or low price.
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