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  There Is No Open Source Community
Subject:   Open source is not just a community. It is business strategy
Date:   2006-01-13 16:50:36
From:   john.mark
Response to: Open source is not just a community. It is business strategy

It's funny how the reaction among users tends to break along entrepreneur / non-entrepreneur lines. There's also a libertarian / non-libertarian break as well.
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  • Open source is not just a community. It is business strategy
    2006-01-13 21:08:53  rancor [View]

    As I've mentioned in one of my other responses the FLOSS "community" is a complex, multi-headed beast. It certainly is not monolithic in any way.

    In a similar vein I would say that the groups "entrepreneur" and "non-entrepreneur" are equally diverse.

    It appears that you are using "entrepreneur" to be the "exploitative" group that are interested in siphoning off non-free (libre) but OSS into non-free AND non OSS products. As opposed to the "non-entrepreneur" who, I guess, doesn't do what the "entrepreneur" does and therefore doesn't, um, make money?

    I think there are "entrepreneurs" that do more than lick their chops at all that good non-free OSS out there. I think that there are "entrepreneurs" that kick out OSS and even free/libre software that can make money.