The Fight Over Open Source ‘Leeches’

InfoWorld reports on the fight over open source ‘leeches’ — companies that use open source technology but don’t give back to the open source community. While some view such organizations as a tragedy of the commons, others view the notion of ‘freeloaders’ as a relic of open source’s Wild West era, when coding was a higher calling and free software a religion.

31 Comments

  1. massa 2009-06-01 5:30 pm EST
    • daedliusswartz 2009-06-01 9:21 pm EST
      • bannor99 2009-06-02 2:02 am EST
        • Invincible Cow 2009-06-02 6:56 pm EST
          • bannor99 2009-06-03 1:58 am EST
          • strcpy 2009-06-03 2:58 am EST
          • Moulinneuf 2009-06-05 12:13 pm EST
          • Moulinneuf 2009-06-05 12:06 pm EST
      • Moulinneuf 2009-06-05 11:59 am EST
        • tobyv 2009-06-06 10:58 pm EST
    • ssa2204 2009-06-02 8:14 am EST
    • Soulbender 2009-06-02 12:57 pm EST
  2. FunkyELF 2009-06-01 5:51 pm EST
    • arooaroo 2009-06-02 2:40 pm EST
  3. pooo 2009-06-01 6:10 pm EST
  4. pooo 2009-06-01 6:21 pm EST
    • Lennie 2009-06-01 6:30 pm EST
      • Lennie 2009-06-01 10:26 pm EST
    • strcpy 2009-06-02 6:32 am EST
  5. Milo_Hoffman 2009-06-01 7:43 pm EST
  6. Kishe 2009-06-01 8:08 pm EST
  7. oxygene 2009-06-01 8:13 pm EST
  8. Delgarde 2009-06-01 11:04 pm EST
  9. Hiev 2009-06-01 11:16 pm EST
  10. WorknMan 2009-06-02 12:04 am EST
    • AnyoneEB 2009-06-02 3:49 am EST
  11. massysett 2009-06-02 3:48 am EST
  12. fretinator 2009-06-02 2:57 pm EST
  13. polaris20 2009-06-02 3:48 pm EST
    • james_gnz 2009-06-03 12:04 pm EST
  14. renhoek 2009-06-02 9:04 pm EST