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There is Value in Source Code, Whether You Want It or Not

Dec 22, 2007, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

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"A common question you hear from proprietary vendors when dismissing open source alternatives is 'how many customers actually want access to the code anyway?' It is a question I put to an open source software vendor myself earlier this week while playing devil's advocate.

"The response--that the right to modify the source code is more important than actually doing it--is well known, but it is worth repeating in the light of recent events surrounding the Mindquarry open source collaboration project..."

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