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Whither Open Source in the Land of Leeches?

Dec 11, 2008, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Other proprietary vendors are less salutary to the open-source communities from which they "borrow." Dave Roberts of Vyatta, an open-source competitor to Cisco, takes a swipe at the networking giant for "reducing costs with open source [and] pocketing profits," but contributing little to nothing back. I'm sympathetic to this view, as I've written before, particularly with reference to the Web 2.0 companies that derive huge benefits from open source and contribute virtually nothing back."

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