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SEUL: Re: Red Hat Forms non-Profit Open Source Group

On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 01:44:49PM -0800, John van V. wrote:
> Not to be too cynical but...
> The open source industry companies seem to mirror their closed source
> counterparts almost exactly.

Depends on how you identify the open source industry.

If by open source industry you mean companies whose primary income comes
from developing and maintaining open source products then there's a lot
of truth to what you say.  However, if by open source industry you mean
the companies and organizations which write the bulk of open source
software you get a somewhat different picture.

[Aside: the most ironic thing about the term "Open Source" is that,
historically, almost every entity which labeled itself "Open" wasn't.]