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What is Open Source? The Follow Up

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Like Matt, I thought I’d posted my final thoughts with respect to the open source debate, but his follow up to mine and others‘ entries is certainly deserving of a response.

As you might expect of someone who studied under Professor Lessig, Matt’s both thoughtful and considered in his arguments, while holding strong opinions on the question in general. Further, he has the benefit of having experience on both sides of the open source divide, having been with Novell prior to his current position at Alfresco. In other words, I may disagree with him, but I’ll certainly do so respectfully.

Here are the principle areas where I’d take exception:

Does The Definition of Open Source Matter?

One of my primary difficulties with the current debate, as outlined in my earlier piece, is the relevance outside of those communities with immediate and direct interests in open source. Matt took exception to this, saying:

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