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Are Vendors Vital to Open Source?

Oct 23, 2008, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"All of which leads to a profound and interesting question, namely are vendors vital to open source?

"I know they believe they are. Folks like Matt Asay and Dave Rosenberg probably can't conceive of a vital open source movement absent its vendors. Yet the most vital open source projects are run by non-profits Linux, Firefox, Eclipse."

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