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Comparing "Open Source" Projects? Start by Asking Why Does the Project Exist

Dec 11, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Dolan)


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"I've thus far made no mention of OpenDS and the wildfire reporting that has ensued, but there was one aspect of this situation I commented on to Stephen O'Grady and others on #redmonk when it came out that bugged me. It was a question: 'how did it ever get to this point?'. How does a company--a profit seeking company, not a wild tongued developer--even get into an OpenDS situation? I believe the answer is that many people have wrongly assumed that the label 'open source' indicates a project is disentangled from corporate affairs. Let me explain..."

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