Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jun 2008 15:13 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun UK's chief open-source officer, Simon Phipps, has a high-profile role to play as the company is seeking a complete its move to 100 percent open software development. When asked about the criticism over its commitment to open source, Simon re-iterate its commitment with a "Pig and a Chicken" story: "Both animals were asked by the farmer to bring something along for breakfast one morning to show their worth. The chicken turns up with an egg, while the pig turns up with a side of bacon. The farmer looks over the offerings and says: "Well, the chicken has contributed, but the pig is committed."
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RE[2]: Bad analogy
by tyrione on Fri 27th Jun 2008 19:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Bad analogy"
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If you read the article, He never says that they "re-iterated their commitment". Thus they are more like the chicken who contribute without killing their business.

It's a 50/50 proposition. The business wants to contribute to the movement, but the engineers want to be committed to the process.

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