March 3, 2007

Why freedom matters (and how to define it)

Over on AC/OS, I attempt to define the essence of an open source company, following on the heels of the debate on this topic.

Here's my attempt:

An open source company is one that, as its core revenue-generating business, actively produces, distributes, and sells (or sells services around) software under an OSI-approved license.

I derived it from a favorite Bible verse, so the non-biblically inclined should assume I got it from a oujia board. I like it. I think it fits. I think it's useful. I could be wrong.

Link: InfoWorld

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