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LCA2009: Getting FOSS developers and companies to play nicely

Jan 21, 2009, 21:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Garbee pointed out that technology companies were not interested in competing only in delivery of commodities as the margins were very low and would not fund innovation. Companies wanted to add value that customers would pay for, with a traditional goal being control points like patents.

"He said it was better to think less about control points and more about affinities between the developers and corporates and there were some such factors.

"The ultimate goal for either a company or a FOSS developer was a positive user experience, he said, adding that developers, no matter what they said, wanted others to be able to use and benefit from the software they developed."

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