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InfoWorld: The Secret of Successful Open Source Companies (The JBoss Example)

Jul 25, 2006, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"At OSCON next week, I'm giving a presentation entitled Making Sales While Making Friends: Lessons Learned from Open Source Businesses. I'm in the middle of preparing it, and also reflecting on some conversations I had earlier this week with sales executives from MySQL, Red Hat, JasperSoft, and SugarCRM.

"In the course of those conversations, I was surprised by how differently we supposedly similar open source companies run our operations. We're each an open source company, but with varying licensing, sales, and support models. That's a good thing..."

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