Why Webscale Companies Need open Source

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana wasn’t talking about open source when he said that, of course, but it applies to the lessons of proprietary software just as well. Those who haven’t learned why open source is important are doomed to rely on proprietary solutions. Luckily, the companies that haven’t learned are getting further and further between.

But some folks are still struggling with the lessons of the bad old days of proprietary software ruling the roost. Over on OStatic sister site GigaOM, Derrick Harris suggests that companies are “making more work for themselves than is necessary” by choosing to support their own open source projects:

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