InfoWorld: Is Commercial Open Source Software Underpriced?
May 03, 2006, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)
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"I often wonder if commercial open source applications, things
like MySQL, EnterpriseDB, SugarCRM are underpriced. Open source
companies tend to start out as low-cost then as they mature that
low-cost remains while the features and quality grow which then (in
theory) moves to a differentiation strategy.
"But would the market bear a higher price? It seems like the
answer is starting to be yes... but how much higher still remains
to be seen..."