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The Elephant in the Room

Jun 12, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Continuing the ongoing discussion about open source software business models, Rich Sharples of Red Hat's JBoss division weighs in on an issue I have with Savio Rodrigues's categorization of open source users: namely the fact that it does not take into account the value of the application in question.

"As Rich points out, Savio's categorization assumes that a business acts the same way for all applications. 'rarely have I identified an organization that would be easy to pigeon-hole into Category A or Category B (or C for that matter). What I have seen are many cases where an organization exhibits a Category A or Category B behaviour (and often both),' he writes..."

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