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InfoWorld: Is Commercial Open Source Software Underpriced?

“I often wonder if commercial open source applications, things
like MySQL, EnterpriseDB, SugarCRM are underpriced. Open source
companies tend to start out as low-cost then as they mature that
low-cost remains while the features and quality grow which then (in
theory) moves to a differentiation strategy.

“But would the market bear a higher price? It seems like the
answer is starting to be yes… but how much higher still remains
to be seen…”


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