Subject: Re: Hal's new white paper
From: Tim O'Reilly <>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 09:14:59 -0800

On Mar 28, 2004, at 4:05 AM, Ben Laurie wrote:

> Amusing that they quote Websphere as an example of commercial s/w that  
> runs on Linux, when Websphere is based on Apache.

But WebSphere does have many commercial components as well.  It's a  
classic example of one model for how to commercialize open source:   
wrap a bunch of free and proprietary components together into an  
inseparable whole, and sell that.  Much the same model as OS X, just in  
another sector of the industry.

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