Untangle: benefits of free software along with benefits of commercialization
by Andy Oram
Untangle could turn out to be a poster child for free software. The company started out considering both free and proprietary software for its platform, but settled on a flat-out, pure-play open source approach. In return, they demonstrate the kinds of enhancements a commercial firm can make to free software in a range of areas commonly known as productizing.
|I installed this software in a matter of minutes this past Friday evening on repurposed equipment I had laying around the house. The ease of installation, use and management is amazing. Though I intended to only test the software, it is now an integral part of my home network. Morris and company have done a truly remarkable job at putting this product together.|