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..."