A think tank's view of free software
Posted May 9, 2007 21:13 UTC (Wed) by sepreece
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"I suspect the report was written by someone who didn't know what they were talking about..."
This comment, and a number of others, seems to misunderstand the nature of hte report. This is not a white paper by a research firm, it's a report from a workshop at which various kinds of participants, from various companies, talked together about FLOSS-related issues from their individual perspectives, which were then summarized by the organizers.
So, the whole point is that if some of these comments are clueless, that reflects the thinking of the participants, who are people with a lot of money to spend on IT and software in general. Their opinions should be interesting to people who want to make money on their FLOSS activities.
If the workshop participants say there is a shortage of support, our editor misses the point in saying the participants should view that as an opportunity. The point is that the *readers* of the report should view that as an opportunity.
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