Recently I’ve seen a lot of references to Gartner’s report “Predicts 2009: The Evolving Open-Source Software Model” which includes this key finding:
With news of the SpringSource acquisition by VMWare still reverberating around the blogosphere and twittersphere, many in the open source world are wondering whether VMWare will now be another large open source company.“Being an open source company” is partly about technology (providing products under open source licenses) and contributing to the open source community. However, more importantly, being an open source company also means a certain way of doing business. These open source business practices typically include some of the following:
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