Subject: Re: CIO Mag' article - OSS Projects - "Of interest..."
From: Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen@gatech.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 15:13:53 -0500
Mon, 05 Feb 2007 15:13:53 -0500
David RR Webber (XML) wrote:
>     You may recognize some of the cast of characters in this article ; -)
>      
>      http://www.cio.com/technology/development/opensource/open source on company time.html?CID=28487
 
>      
>     Apparently Part 2 when it comes out next - will look at legal issues as well...
>     Enjoy, DW
> 
>     "The way to be is to do" - Confucius (551-472 B.C.)

>> "The company needs to benefit, and the open-source community needs to
>> benefit. This mutual confluence of needs and outcomes is what drives
>> open-source involvement by any company, either big or small. If it
>> turns out to be a one-way street, in either direction, commercial
>> pressures will bring the process to an end."

That seems wrong to me.  The company can clearly benefit without other
members of the OSS community benefiting, simply by refusing to release
their code.

Anyway, the article was interesting, though a bit over-general and
melodramatic.

Matthew Flaschen



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