We take these open-source truths to be self-evident
Oct 15, 2009, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Once you figure out the scarce good for which customers will
pay, open sourcing everything else becomes a no-brainer.
"What's becoming self-evident is that open source is a fantastic
way to drive community value, which funnels prospective customers
into purchasing proprietary value born of scarcity. Whether Google
AdWords or Red Hat Network, it's the same phenomenon."
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