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The Failure of Open Source Business Advocacy

“The advancing stature of open source in the enterprise is
unquestionable. Open source technology has a demonstrable foothold
in numerous industries and roles, and it has indisputably acquired
a portion of mindshare which is appreciating. Looking back to the
beginnings of open source where even the terminology was radically
different (free software), it can often be difficult to recognize
enterprise open source as a direct consequence of the birth of the
free software movement. Badgeware as an example was not on the map
in the early free software ecosystem, and vital components of
healthy open source technology are not on the agenda in many
enterprise open source deployment scenarios today…”


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