March 18, 2006

There’s an interesting article on Economist.com about “open-source business”, and whether open-source-inspired techniques can be applied to other industries. The article talks about MySQL AB as an example of a hybrid between a community-driven open-source project and proprietary software company. There’s one particularly amusing quote: MySQL AB “rarely accepts code from outside developers”, apparently because “the complexity of database software makes it less amenable to being independently cobbled together.”

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