Tag Archives: Open Source

GPL 101 – A Vendor’s Perspective

Although I've read many articles about open source licensing, I'm continually surprised by the amount of confusion and disinformation I find related to the GNU General Public License (GPL).  This post is written by a lay person for other lay … Continue reading

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Sun, IBM and MySQL Storage Engine Chicanery

A while back I was doing some research for a client and came across an apparent GPL slight of hand engineered by Sun and IBM.  Time constraints and competing priorities kept me from writing about this until now, and Oracle's … Continue reading

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Instrumenting Your Volume Market Engine

Everyone understands the concepts of a market funnel – leads are loaded into the top from various sources; they go through some level of qualification and scoring before being passed to sales; and the sales team then develops them further … Continue reading

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GPL, for Goodness Sake

Stimulated in part by a controversial Eric Raymond blog post, open source thought leaders like Matt Asay are publicly questioning the contemporary merits of the GNU General Public License (GPL).  In fairness, Matt has long been a GPL advocate.  And … Continue reading

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Community Monetization is Fool’s Gold

Some open source vendors are preoccupied with counting community downloads.  Why?  They believe that downloads are a leading indicator of commercial sales pipeline.  The theory is that a meaningful percentage of community relationships will develop into commercial relationships, and sooner … Continue reading

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