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..."