SAP: Open Source’s Friend or Foe?

“These outward-facing activities present a very positive picture
of the company, engaging with open source in all kinds of ways. But
there’s another side, one that’s hidden unless you start digging
through obscure documents, that’s rather less flattering.

“For example, the European Commission organised seven workgroups
looking at various aspects of European software policy. One of
these was on open source. Among the groups taking part in this was
the Free Software Foundation Europe, and SAP. At the end of their
joint report (PDF, HTML), there are a number of appendices that
represent the particular views of participants. SAP’s is by far the
longest, running to some 17 pages.”

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