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Submission + - Former OSDL CEO: opensource business model broken (businessweek.com)

liraz writes: "Stuart Cohen, former CEO of Opensource Development Labs has written an op-ed on BusinessWeek claiming that the open-source business model that relies solely on support and service revenue streams is failing to meet the expectations of investors. He discusses the "great paradox" of the opensource business model, saying: for anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the software industry lately, I have some bad news. The open-source business model is broken. Open-source code is generally great code, not requiring much support. So open-source companies that rely on support and service alone are not long for this world."
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Former OSDL CEO: opensource business model broken

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