Open Source economic ecosystem evolving
Businessweek report, October 3, 2005, that Open Source Software (OSS) has evolved to the point where it now has its own specialised economic ecosystem made up of not just the OSS Software Companies but also Specialist Brokers who can ‘marriage make’ between companies and investors, dedicated Venture Capitalists, Service Companies and Infrastructure Players.
According to the article, VCs have pumped $400 million into fifty OSS companies in the last 18 months – however only 2% of OSS customers are actually paying any money.
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