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InfoWorld: Is Commercial Open Source Software Underpriced?

May 03, 2006, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"I often wonder if commercial open source applications, things like MySQL, EnterpriseDB, SugarCRM are underpriced. Open source companies tend to start out as low-cost then as they mature that low-cost remains while the features and quality grow which then (in theory) moves to a differentiation strategy.

"But would the market bear a higher price? It seems like the answer is starting to be yes... but how much higher still remains to be seen..."

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