By: J.D. Hildebrand
Abstract: It's not "open source," but "open checkbook."
It's not "open source," but "open checkbook."
ZDNet's Evan Leibovitch has written a wry, entertaining column about the
appropriation of the word "open" by marketers at Microsoft, Adobe,
Computer Associates, and other companies.
The latest wrinkle: More companies are starting to use the word
"open" to describe volume-purchase licenses. No source code is
delivered; neither beer nor speech is guaranteed to be free.
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