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Open Source Meets Capitalism

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At the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this week, technology entrepreneurs gathered to discuss "open source capitalism." This conference theme demonstrates how the Open Source (OS) community is beginning to replace its corporate-hating mindset with a profit-loving meme, aiming to create jobs and value.

Open Source Software (OSS) products are usually free of charge and created and altered by many different individuals. The Firefox browser, which can be used instead of Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft Internet Explorer, is an example of an open-source product.

But while OS is open and available for all to see, there's money to be made through service and support packages, as well as through some OS licenses that allow complimentary propriety products to be created and sold.

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