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Old 01-24-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
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LXer: Open source business model reaching tipping point


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Over the last several years open source has grown in stature and maturity, becoming more worthy in the eyes of corporate buyers and investors. Everyone could point to Red Hat, which dominates the Linux operating system space, as the poster child for open source but few other “pure” open source companies rose up to that level. Sun has gradually been making its vast portfolio of software open source under various licenses, embracing the notion of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). “Volume drives everything, and developers are picking free and open source software,” Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has said.

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