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SearchOpenSource: SleepyCat CEO: What Open Source Software Buyers Can Learn from Google

Nov 18, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"You've been in this business a long time. How can potential buyers of open source software make sure they get the best deal from open source vendors?

"Mike Olson: Whether you're dealing with a salesperson or not, I think the fundamental thing to bear in mind is that open source isn't some magic pixie dust that just makes products great. It's not a business model by itself. It is a tool that companies can use to leverage popular projects and put them into production in profitable and useful ways..."

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