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Open source is bad for vendors

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Howard Anderson has a moan out today, complaining that open source is very, very bad for vendors.

He's right. Vendors have trod the computing world like Kings for decades. Open source changes the market's dynamics. (Photo from Mel Brooks' History of the World Part I.)

Open source reduces a vendor's power in customer relationships. Open source also reduces a vendor's hold on key employees, who can now walk out the door and continue working on what the vendor was selling.

That's the idea of open source.

There are two sides in every market relationship, and the boss's side is just one of them.

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