SpringSource Takes on Java Goliaths

Article Source The Open Road
July 30, 2009, 8:12 am

Some argue that open source can’t innovate. In fact, one of open source’s former executives, Peter Yared, recently argued that “[t]he only successful open source companies sell commodities.” Yared clearly hasn’t heard of SpringSource, an open-source application platform provider that is redefining the J2EE application server and, quite possibly, the future of open source.

Yared isn’t alone in his beliefs. A friend recently wrote me to suggest that open source is at its best when disrupting big, profitable markets…

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