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eWeek: Will Profit Motives Fragment Open-Source Community?

Sep 24, 2005, 22:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

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

"Will profit-hungry international corporate cultures ultimately change the fundamental altruistic values of the open-source software community?

"There will always be a place for open-source software; that's a lock.

"However, there are those who believe that as the community and some of its most successful products mature and become more integral to the success of enterprise IT systems—where untold amounts of money change hands—the community may become less free-hearted and more profit-oriented..."

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