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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Generous Open Source Donations Ultimately Pay Off

Aug 02, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to Jan Stafford for this link. ]

"Give and you shall receive.

"That credo has become part of the business model for some software vendors, large and small, that are giving the open source community notable chunks of what was once proprietary source code. These donations are being hailed on many fronts as gestures of good faith to the community, while some skeptics wonder if the vendors are just dangling the code as bait in an attempt to get some enterprises hooked on supported versions of other products..."

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