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The decline of ‘open source’ as an identifying differentiator

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One of the things that I have observed in relation to open source-related in recent months is the decreased use of the term ‘open source’ as an identifying differentiator in some companies’ marketing material, either to describe the company or its software.

The way in which a company identifies itself in the opening lines of a press release may not necessarily describe accurately what the company does, but it is a clear indicator of how the company wants to be perceived.

It seemed to me that a significant number of high profile open source-related vendors had stopped using the term open source as an identifying differentiator.

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