December 11, 2007

Comparing “open source” projects? Start by asking why does the project exist.

Iââ¬â¢ve thus far made no mention of OpenDS and the wildfire reporting that has ensued, but there was one aspect of this situation I commented on to Stephen Oââ¬â¢Grady and others on #redmonk when it came out that bugged me. It was a question: ââ¬Åhow did it ever get to this point?ââ¬Â. How does a company - a profit seeking company, not a wild tongued developer - even get into an OpenDS situation? I believe the answer is that many people have wrongly assumed that the label ââ¬Åopen sourceââ¬Â indicates a project is disentangled from corporate affairs. Let me explain.



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