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The Elephant in the Room

Jun 12, 2008, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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