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Yes, OSS Does Innovate

Jan 04, 2008, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The fact that many 'sophisticated examples of code in the online world' are of the commercial software kind, and not OSS, is simply because the vendor felt they could grow and be profitable without open sourcing the product. In some 'innovative products' such as Joost or Skype, the open/closed nature of the underlying software is of little concern to the users. In other cases, such as RIM's enterprise software, users may prefer a more open product, like Funambol, but are willing to trade openness for a product that just works..."

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