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SearchOpenSource: MySQL CEO Mickos: Beware of Proprietary Vendors' Giveaways

May 15, 2006, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

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"More proprietary vendors are offering free versions of their products or open sourcing parts or all of their base products. What should IT managers know about this trend?

"Marten Mickos: When people use our product without paying, they're getting open source code, so they can contribute bug reports and fixes. It is not a loss for us. We get something back..."

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