Thursday, December 18, 2003

There's so much more to open source software than just Linux Janke makes the important point that open source software is not the same as free software. "It is not for everyone. It requires a certain level of technical expertise but there are many advantages. Your vendor cannot hold you hostage, and the software is much cheaper. But to use it in production you need support services, just as you do with any other piece of software." Which explains Compiere's business model: build the software, sell the services."

No explanation of what Free Software really is and no mention of Richard Stallman or the GPL, which is the real core of Linux and the 'Open Source' movement.

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