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This one might sting some of you. If you have a reaction that you'd like to contribute as an article to opensource.com, let us know.

Regards,
Jason

Does Open Source Threaten American Software?
By Dana Blankenhorn
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11660839/1/does-open-source-threaten-american-software.html

"In the app world, proprietary tools tend to win. The folks at Ubuntu Linux recently offered a list of the top 100 open source applications. You probably haven't heard of one in 10 of them. Most of those you have heard of are, in fact, tools and not consumer apps at all.

That's because apps are about taking the pulse of the market, about imagining what people might want, about rapid design and prototyping, and about marketing. These are the skills at which American companies excel. This is where the proprietary model actually works better than the open source model. Also, you can always build a proprietary product using open source tools."

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Jason Hibbets, RHCSA :: Twitter: @jhibbets
Project Manager, Red Hat :: Raleigh, NC

Open source is changing the world -- http://opensource.com


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