"One of the things that we open sourcerors need to figure
out--or which the market needs to figure out--is the convenience of
purchasing proprietary software. By this I don't mean any
particular vendor's policies: I'm talking about the basic act of
buying something that masquerades as property.
"For better or (in my view) for worse, the industry knows how to
buy proprietary software. Increasingly, thanks to the pull of Red
Hat and Salesforce.com, it's getting used to subscription-based