Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:34 UTC, submitted by jimmy1971
GNU, GPL, Open Source Richard Hillesley has written about the fate of various Sun open source projects since that firm's acquisition by Oracle. He noticeably quotes Oracle CEO Larry Ellison as having said "If an open source product gets good enough, we'll simply take it."
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by jimmy1971 on Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:45 UTC
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I wonder if former OpenSolaris developers are among those who persist in rolling their eyes when Richard Stallman warns of the pitfalls of "open source"? I think there's a lesson here for the pragmatists who persist in dismissing the social importance of free software.

Edited 2011-01-21 17:46 UTC

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