April 12, 2007

The true nature of open source

In the beginning…open source was pure and unadulterated. Over time, the idea of community-build software that is free and unfettered by sticky licensing terms and fees caught on with IT buyers, and the disruption of the old order began. Now, open source (Linux, Eclipse, Java, etc.) is mainstream, with many companies giving away valuable software for free and looking for ways to gain profits from their largess.

Link: blogs.zdnet.com

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