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Jonathan's Blog: Free Grows Revenue--Just Ask Your Carrier

Dec 06, 2005, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Schwartz)

"Our announcement yesterday, to combine our Java Enterprise System into Solaris, and to deliver it all as free and open source software, has generated no small amount of buzz (If you want to know why I love blogs, it's because I can measure market reaction, almost immediately--developers, and folks writing blogs are, after all, the target demographic, not the media).

"But it also highlights some of the fundamental misunderstandings most folks, especially some journalists, have about free software in the enterprise--that it somehow implies a sacrifice in revenue. Gavin fell into that trap in his coverage. So I thought I'd tell my most representative free software story, and highlight why free software GROWS revenue, not diminishes it..."

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