When It Comes To FOSS, Who Don't You Trust?
May 28, 2013, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by FOSS Force staff)
In spite of the bad players, big business involvement in free software has probably been beneficial over all. Certainly, the Linux landscape was permanently changed for the better with IBM???s billion dollar investment in the early days of the 21st century. Big Blue has also been something of a roll model for other companies looking to get involved in the open source marketplace, demonstrating it???s possible to maintain influence on the direction an open source project while respecting the GPL and the project???s independence.