July 1, 2002

The strange case of the disappearing Open Source vendors

O'Reilly Network: "Back in 1998 when the term 'open source' was coined, the story was simple: 'Just because there's no vendor behind software, it doesn't mean it isn't important...' An industry whose measurements were focused on vendor market share had no way to come to grips with a market segment in which software could be adopted by end users without money changing hands."


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