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Does the open source label still matter?

Oct 07, 2009, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Last week we reported that Cheryl McKinnon, left "proprietary" vendor Open Text and joined "open source" vendor Nuxeo. Nuxeo brought Cheryl on board to be their Chief Marketing Officer in order to take Nuxeo to a new level in the market place. That much is obvious since that is what marketing is all about, but it got me thinking how different life might be for Cheryl in the "open source" world, and after talking to her, I'm not entirely sure it will be that much different.

"Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, who is openSUSE Community Manager says one major difference he sees for the open source product, especially when dealing with a company like Nuxeo, is the flexibility it gives customers. "Working with a corporate sponsored open source project can offer the best of both worlds, as you can work to shape the product with the paid developers and meet user needs," he says."

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