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We take these open-source truths to be self-evident

Oct 15, 2009, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Once you figure out the scarce good for which customers will pay, open sourcing everything else becomes a no-brainer.

"What's becoming self-evident is that open source is a fantastic way to drive community value, which funnels prospective customers into purchasing proprietary value born of scarcity. Whether Google AdWords or Red Hat Network, it's the same phenomenon."

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