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IT-Analysis: Open Source: Just Another Licensing Model

Jun 17, 2004, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip Howard)

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"Let's be clear about this. There are four different reasons for choosing an open source solution. First, because you want to play around with the code; second, because you have ethical concerns over the extent to which proprietary vendors should be allowed to profit from their products; third, because you think the product is better or more suitable for what you want it for than any proprietary equivalent; and fourth, because it is cheaper.

"Now, as far as most businesses are concerned, they are not interested in the code and they couldn't give a tinker's cuss about the philosophy..."

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