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The Failure of Open Source Business Advocacy

Nov 08, 2007, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josef Assad)

"The advancing stature of open source in the enterprise is unquestionable. Open source technology has a demonstrable foothold in numerous industries and roles, and it has indisputably acquired a portion of mindshare which is appreciating. Looking back to the beginnings of open source where even the terminology was radically different (free software), it can often be difficult to recognize enterprise open source as a direct consequence of the birth of the free software movement. Badgeware as an example was not on the map in the early free software ecosystem, and vital components of healthy open source technology are not on the agenda in many enterprise open source deployment scenarios today..."

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