Monday, November 30, 2009

Open Source Proves Elusive as a Business Model - NYTimes.com

A timely commercial open source reality check

Now, disagreement over the value of MySQL — both as a stand-alone entity and as part of a big company — lies at the heart of a bitter public battle between Oracle and the European Union over the Sun acquisition. The fight illuminates a larger truth about open-source companies: their societal and strategic importance far exceeds their financial value as operating businesses.

Open Source Proves Elusive as a Business Model - NYTimes.com

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