[News] Free Software Projects Lured in by Their Commercial Value - Linux

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  1. [News] Free Software Projects Lured in by Their Commercial Value

    This is an odd view that uses a few examples that support an hypothesis:

    Information Security Magazine

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Popular open source security products are being commercialized, changing the
    | way customers and vendors view "the community."
    `----

    http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...274461,00.html

    Also new:

    First Official Release of ProjectPier

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    | An international development team has announced the first official release of
    | ProjectPier. Based on widely accepted technologies like PHP and MySQL,
    | ProjectPier offers an open source collaboration solution that can be
    | installed on any shared hosting server within minutes.
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    http://linux.sys-con.com/read/435730_p.htm


    Related:

    Yahoo! to boost collaboration offerings with Zimbra

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    | The move reflects the belief among major players that collaboration
    | represents a massive growth market. In March this year, Cisco paid $US3.2b
    | for WebEx, a market leader in on-demand collaboration applications.
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    http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14486/1054/


    The Deal with Zimbra

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    | Zimbra released the software a few weeks ago under an open-source license in
    | an effort to build momentum among developers. And some of its VC investors
    | previously backed other open-source stalwarts such as Red Hat, MySQL, and
    | JBoss (Netscape alum Eric Hahn is also an investor and board member). *
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    http://blogs.business2.com/business2...al_with_z.html


    The open-source Gold Rush

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    | Let's tally up the list:
    |
    | * Zimbra - $350 million (on ~$10 million (guessing here, but
    | guessing at the high end, I think) of trailing revenues) - September
    | 2007
    | * XenSource - $500 million (on $1 million in trailing revenues) -
    | August 2007
    | * JBoss - $350 million (on $27 million in 2006 revenues) - June
    | 2006
    | [...]
    |
    | * SUSE - $210 million (can't remember revenues - I think $30-40
    | million) - November 2003
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    http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9...bj=TheOpenRoad

  2. Re: [News] Free Software Projects Lured in by Their Commercial Value

    "Roy Schestowitz" schreef in bericht
    news:1419162.ObS2pfqWF0@schestowitz.com...

    Another 27 of Roy's spam postings, without a reply!
    Hi, Mark come to his rescue! please hurry!
    --

    "Roy Schestowitz is a career college student at some liberal artsy
    university. He has never had a job or any responsibility in his life and his
    poor parents have been supporting his butt for many years."
    http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/2007...witz-liar.html



  3. Re: [News] Free Software Projects Lured in by Their Commercial Value

    Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:

    > This is an odd view that uses a few examples that support an
    > hypothesis:
    >
    > Information Security Magazine
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Popular open source security products are being commercialized,
    > | changing the way customers and vendors view "the community."
    > `----
    >
    > http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com...274461,00.html


    Techtarget have some interesting ads:

    http://media.slated.org/albums/userp...get-4dv3rt.png

    Spam aside for one moment, the phenomenon of FLOSS being commercialised
    is not new, neither is the phenomenon of commercial software being Open
    Sourced. At the end of the day, the copyright /owners/ can do what they
    like, but of course the GPL ensures that so can the users, via forking,
    if necessary.

    --
    K.
    http://slated.org

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    | - GNU/Linux traitor, Miguel de Icaza.
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