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Open-Source Companies to be Acquired by Proprietary Vendors?

Aug 15, 2007, 23:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I will predict that virtually every open source company (including Red Hat) will eventually be acquired by a big proprietary software company.

"Thus spake Tim O'Reilly in the comments to one of his other posts. Tim believes that open source, at least as defined by open-source licensing, has a short shelf-life that will be consumed by Web 2.0 (i.e., web companies hijacking open-source software to deliver proprietary web services) or by traditional proprietary software vendors..."

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