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Article:
  There Is No Open Source Community
Subject:   Open source is not just a community. It is business strategy
Date:   2006-01-13 21:08:53
From:   rancor
Response to: Open source is not just a community. It is business strategy

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.