"Our announcement yesterday, to combine our Java Enterprise
System into Solaris, and to deliver it all as free and open source
software, has generated no small amount of buzz (If you want to
know why I love blogs, it's because I can measure market reaction,
almost immediately--developers, and folks writing blogs are, after
all, the target demographic, not the media).
"But it also highlights some of the fundamental
misunderstandings most folks, especially some journalists, have
about free software in the enterprise--that it somehow implies a
sacrifice in revenue. Gavin fell into that trap in his coverage. So
I thought I'd tell my most representative free software story, and
highlight why free software GROWS revenue, not diminishes
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