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Open Source Convention: You Have to Have a Good Reason Not to Open the Source

Jul 30, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Oram)

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"The news over the past few years in open source establish it as the natural way to release software. If there's anything else you can do to earn money--whether setting up a social environment like Second Life, putting up ads like Google, or selling hardware like Intel--you really need to search hard for a reason to keep software proprietary. The benefits that free software reaps from contributions and community are demonstrated beyond a doubt, and the mechanism for releasing software as open source is now familiar.

"Here's my wrap-up of the Open Source convention. I published an earlier blog on it as well..."

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