Why Product Management is Open Source's Fatal Flaw
May 04, 2008, 00:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Free Open Source Software (FOSS) is great--I have released code
under the GPL, LGPL, and similar licenses. There are mountains of
FOSS available right now for download from sites like SourceForge
and others that save businesses millions of dollars. More
importantly, FOSS offers feature sets and mixes that often aren't
available in commercial products because the market is too small,
commercial companies don't understand it, or the problems aren't
profitable enough to solve.
"The great promise of FOSS is that you can have equal or more
functionality than commercial software for free, and you have
access to the source code if you have the desire, time, and skills
to hack it into something new..."