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InfoWorld: Just What Constitutes an Open Source Company?

Dec 01, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I received an unexpected, but welcome, surprise in my email in-box today. Greg Gianforte, CEO of RightNow Technologies, emailed me to suggest a broader definition of an open source company. I've blogged this before, but not with the thoughtfulness that Greg's email evinces. (Tim O'Reilly has written on this before, as well.)

"Is RightNow any less an open source company than Red Hat, which layers a 'proprietary' certification/service offering on Linux...?"

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