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Why Commercial Companies Support Open Source Projects

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As I think I mentioned in a previous post, last week I was out in San Francisco for the first UNITED Security Summit which was hosted by Rapid7, Firemon, Veracode and a few other security companies. While there I had a chance to sit down and speak with HD Moore, the lead developer of Metasploit which Rapid7 acquired a while back, Mike Tuchen, CEO of Rapid7 and Tas Giakouminakis, CTO and co-founder of the company. One of the things we discussed was the Magnificent7 100k Open Source funding project that the company announced previously.

As you can imagine, all three executives were very enthusiastic about the program. All three mentioned that what impressed them most was the breath of open source solutions that are being nominated for the program. All three mentioned that the eventual winners of the prize may have open source projects.

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