A think tank's view of free software
Posted May 9, 2007 15:49 UTC (Wed) by mmarsh
Parent article: A think tank's view of free software
Has there been a "similar" report from a more free-software-friendly group of companies? That is, a group of companies that have been able to make money using (whether as commodity or through additional development) free software, describing how they and other companies have or could benefit from free software. It seems like this should be "easy" for them to do, without really giving away business models. Comments from a company like IBM or Intel on the practical implications of FOSS licenses would be incredibly valuable to companies without experience using free code, as would making the point that if you want more features in free software, and you can afford to pay developers, then paying people to work on free software benefits everyone. The latter does not preclude internal-use-only locked-down modifications, either.
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