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Is Commercial Open Source Really Open?

Dec 22, 2007, 05:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"Is it possible for software to be both commercially viable and truly open source?

"Obviously your answer to this question will depend on what you mean by those notoriously slippery words 'open source.' If you mean 'anything covered by the GPL' then the question is easy. Red Hat is GPL'd, and no one can doubt that it's making money hand over fist, therefore we can answer with a resounding 'yes' since at least one famous example meets the condition..."

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