Sean Michael Kerner writes: According to at least one analyst and one open source vendor, the term open source is no longer an identifying factor. Personally, I think that’s a misguided and shortsighted approach that will ultimately backfire.
Matt Aslett of the 451 Group wrote that:
“One of the things that I have observed in relation to open source-related business strategies in recent months is the decreased use of the term ‘open source’ as an identifying differentiator in some companies’ marketing material, either to describe the company or its software.”
For me, both as a tech journalist and as a user, I RELY on seeing the term open source to describe a piece of software.
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