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MindTouch Learns the Open Source Walk

Mar 11, 2008, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"How do two former Microsoft employees end up heading an open source company? In the case of Aaron Fulkerson and Steve Bjorg of MindTouch, the decision was based on the wish for independence and to work more closely with customers, according to Fulkerson. The two partners suffered some initial criticism because of their past employment, but have largely survived it by learning how to interact with the free software community.

"At first, says Fulkerson, 'There was a lot of FUD spread about how MindTouch was these Microsoft guys who had taken over open source code and made it proprietary,' even though the company had been careful to resubmit its code to the community from the first..."

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