IBM Lotus Symphony turns old OOo code into enterprise Judas goat
Posted by: Anonymous
on June 11, 2008 03:12 PM
Symphony is a good example of why FOSS advocates need to stop hammering the "free as in beer" aspect of FOSS to the enterprise. Anyone can release software for "free" (gratis) and build a business model selling support or value-adds.
But I wonder what happens a couple years from now if IBM decides they need to make money on the project and start charging, or making the free version a cut-down featureset. Or (as is more likely) they abandon it because it isn't making them money.