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Zimbra plans to reinvigorate open source roots

Feb 03, 2015, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Olivier Thierry)

Open source is a great engine for change and innovation, and it drives tremendous investment in various projects, especially cloud-related.

As an industry, we are still battling the misperception among business users that open source is only for developers and hackers. In a pure open source model, the community is driven by transparency and it alone is accountable for product security and viability, with little to no financial incentives. Whereas in a proprietary model, a software vendor has financially motivated accountability but transparency is lacking to deter moral hazard.

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