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..."