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osOpinion: Up Scope!: SCO Gets Real

Apr 20, 2000, 05:26 (1 Talkback[s])
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"If you're going to support Open Source, you support it not just with words but with releases. You also must approach it looking for what you can give to the community, not what you get out of it. For companies, it requires a complete `paradigm shift' - and I apologise to the programming community for using such a banal phrase - because doing something purely for altruistic motives isn't a very well-accepted business model, or at least, not yet."

"So in order to commit to Open Source, you have to leave well-accepted business models behind in favour of new ones, and I'm going to be watching SCO extremely closely to see if that's happening there...."

"Reading the announcement this morning, one thing particularly struck me. They've chosen to release under the BSD license. This is fantastic. This rocks. This is a Good Thing. This initially turned me on to the fact that someone there has got a clue and is not afraid to use it."

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