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CeBIT Gov 2.0 Conf: Open Source Wrongness

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Part of the reason businesses pursue an open source strategy is that they do not have a marketing budget sufficient to kick start their operation - they may barely have enough in order to develop the code. ...

"In other words, for an open source project to compete in a marketing sense, they would typically need to increase their headcount by a factor of 10. Note that none of these extra people are improving the value of the software or solution to the Government customer. All of them are engaged in lobbying the Government customer to adopt the product."

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