View Full Version : Why Companies invest in Open Source: Commoditizing Hardware v. Commoditizing Software

December 1st, 2006, 08:26 PM
I was doing an Economics project when I came across an article in this blog. Said article had a link to this article (http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/StrategyLetterV.html). Yeah, yeah, the article is ancient, but I was enthralled by it. In my search to see if the article had been posted already, I found out that there is a prevalent opinion (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=121337) about the author of this blog. However, I was wondering if anyone had any specific responses to this analysis, or if anyone had any other information on this particular topic.