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The Melting Pot

Sep 29, 2007, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hal Steger, Alberto Onetti)

"From a commercial open source company's point-of-view, open source is ideally the ultimate in 'grass roots' marketing where people learn about the project by word-of-mouth and where they volunteer their time and effort, resulting in a vibrant community that benefits the company in many ways.

"While this ideal may apply to some open source projects, for the vast majority of open source companies, it is not a case of 'build it and they will come...'"

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