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Is Open Source dead as a business model?

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blog.pennlive.com: This article in the New York Times ("Open Source As A Model For Business Is Elusive") suffers from the same blinkered viewpoint and desire to create a story out of thin air as the recent WSJ article on Wikipedia ("Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages"). Doc Searls today hammered at the WSJ article, and now I'll take my shot at the Times piece.

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Open Source Business Model, You're Looking For The Wrong Thing

techdirt.com: Every so often we see a similar article to the one penned recently by Ashlee Vance in the NY Times, bemoaning the lack of "open source business model" success stories. Now, Vance is a top notch reporter and does great work for the NY Times (as he did for The Register before), but these kinds of articles seem to miss the point. They go looking for "open source" company success stories, and find that most open source software companies don't end up doing very well, and the few that do okay end up selling out to other companies (MySQL, XenSource, SpringSource) and conclude that, outside of perhaps RedHat, "open source" isn't a very good business.

But that misses the point.

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