Does Open Source Have a Glass Ceiling?
Jun 07, 2008, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)
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"Savio Rodrigues has published an interesting post about the
adoption of commercial open source software that brings together
his thoughts about open source business models and suggests that
commercial open source vendors may be heading for a glass
"As Savio puts it: 'OSS lowers marketing, distribution, and
sales costs. And yes, OSS is a great way to drive revenue from $0
to $Xâ€¦ s the vendor reaches $X, they have
saturated Category 'C' users (those with cash and willing to spend
it to save time). Now, the OSS vendor must try to win with Category
'B' users (those with cash, but who have been trained by the OSS
community to expect value for free)...'"