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eWeek: Open Source Isn't Religion--Just Good Business

May 28, 2004, 01:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Coursey)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"At the SIIA Enterprise Software Summit last week, I had the chance to talk with senior executives from both MySQL and Red Hat Inc. This was fun, as neither company had been close to my hit parade in years past. What I learned from my conversations with them was the importance of separating the religion of open source from the business.

"I don't think that I'm alone in being so turned off by the political aspects of the open-source community that I've never really considered the business side of the equation..."

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