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LinuxWorld Australia: Are You an Open Source User or Joiner?

Mar 13, 2007, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

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"In my previous column, I touched on the issue of what constitutes an open-source vendor. Ask Andy Astor that question, and his answer is a shrug. 'Honestly,' he says, 'who cares?' To Astor, there are really two broad categories of companies with respect to their relationship to open-source code. Some are users. Others are joiners.

"Mind you, Astor's views on this subject are notoriously controversial. His company, EnterpriseDB, sits at the crossfire of the debate I touched upon last week. EnterpriseDB markets a product built on top of the PostgreSQL database, and it does good business..."

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