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Categorizing OSS Customers

May 07, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)

"I've been thinking about this statement from Sun/MySQL's Marten Mickos:

"'There's a difference between organizations that have more time than money and organizations that have more money than time.'

"I [am] coming to realize that OSS users split into three, not two, categories:

  • "A] An organization that has more time than money
  • "B] An organization that has more money than time but is used to getting what they need for free and is comfortable enough with OSS to rely on their own skills
  • "C] An organization that has more money than time...

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