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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)

"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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