"A lot has been written about Open Source and business- in
recent years, quite a few companies have been founded on Open
Source principles. One point that has yet to be addressed is the
loss of idealism that threatens the movement's original
"Having been involved with Open Source in the last seven years,
and having worked for companies that claim to create Open Source
products has given me an inside view of this development. While the
GNU/Linux hype that we've seen has made it easy to acquire
resources for Open Source projects, some of the companies that were
created from this hype are now in a precarious position as
investors are demanding to see revenue and profit, and the Open
Source aspect of the company is pushed into the background."
"As a software engineer who strongly believes in the freedom the
GPL gives us, and as a big fan of Open Source software, I find
myself in a position where I must question my involvement, and
consider where to draw the line when my company makes a transition
to closed source software development."
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