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Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 70.126.254.76] on November 04, 2007 04:04 PM
While the article refers to the development process, there is another unfortunate trend where FOSS projects close the source and become closed source projects. Basically, they are open source up until the point where they become commercially viable and then they suddenly shift gears and close it all down offering either no source or a watered down and essentially deadend fork they refer to as a "Community Edition". e.g. BitTorrent, trixbox, Nessus...

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