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SearchOpenSource: MySQL CEO Mickos: Beware of Proprietary Vendors' Giveaways

May 15, 2006, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

"More proprietary vendors are offering free versions of their products or open sourcing parts or all of their base products. What should IT managers know about this trend?

"Marten Mickos: When people use our product without paying, they're getting open source code, so they can contribute bug reports and fixes. It is not a loss for us. We get something back..."

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