[[_Bits from ramprasad thoughts: Open Source Not That Open?_]] ®

[[_Bits from ramprasad thoughts_]]

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

+ Open Source Not That Open? +

"mstansberry writes 'At the Open Source Business Conference last week, Microsoft's Shared Source mouthpiece Jason Matusow argued the point that open source isn't really open. He said you can't just go changing code on supported Linux offerings without paying extra to companies like Red Hat or Novell. So as Linux is commercialized, it becomes less open. While Matusow made good points during his presentation, many in the open source community are skeptical of the idea at best.'"