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Open Source Convention: You Have to Have a Good Reason Not to Open the Source

Jul 30, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

"The news over the past few years in open source establish it as the natural way to release software. If there's anything else you can do to earn money--whether setting up a social environment like Second Life, putting up ads like Google, or selling hardware like Intel--you really need to search hard for a reason to keep software proprietary. The benefits that free software reaps from contributions and community are demonstrated beyond a doubt, and the mechanism for releasing software as open source is now familiar.

"Here's my wrap-up of the Open Source convention. I published an earlier blog on it as well..."

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