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Article:
  There Is No Open Source Community
Subject:   Agree and Disagree
Date:   2006-01-13 19:49:05
From:   GeekyGirl
This article makes some really good points about the relationship between open source and global collaboration along with making a case for reduced vendor lock-in as a driver for open source.


However, the relationship between cost/pricing and open source seems a little weak. The article says that "without prices that approach zero, there is simply no room for viable open source options." This seems to imply a causality that may or may not exist.


I have posted a few more details on my blog at http://opensourceculture.blogspot.com/

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  • Agree and Disagree
    2006-01-16 12:33:47  john.mark [View]

    I agree that more research needs to be done on the relationship between cost and open source viability. I certainly understand that, at this point, saying cost drives open source participation is just a logical argument with little in the way of real data points. I hope someone follows up with more research. Not being an economist by trade, I don't think I'm the person to do it.