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Is the OSS Business Model Inherently Monopolistic?

Jul 18, 2007, 00:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Russo)

"Both Dave and now Matt have posted blogs on open source companies that compete amongst themselves, instead of going after the big money their proprietary competitors hold. I do agree with them, that if an OSS company is focusing on its OSS competitors, it will likely fail as a venture. Common sense dictates you follow the money, and in most markets, 'the money' is in the pockets of the proprietary players.

"Why does this happen? The main benefits, in my view, of adopting an OSS business model are: a/ disruption and b/ commoditization..."

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