Could Investor Short-Termism Undermine Open Source?
May 14, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)
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"When we write about investors on this blog we are normally
referring to angel and VC investors and the funding they provide to
open source start-ups. There is a small, but growing, list of VCs
that clearly understand the open source development and
distribution models and the long-term profit potential of open
source software vendors.
"Can the same be said of individual and institutional investors
buying and selling shares in publicly traded software companies?
Not according to the analysis of Oliver Alexy, a research assistant
and doctoral candidate at the Technische Universität
München TUM Business School in Munich, Germany..."