Quotes from "The open-source entrepreneur"

A real interesting read I ran into, See selected quotes which triggered my cuiriousity:

 

"It wasn't until I got involved in this open-source model that I realised the problem is the hardware guys all shared their knowledge while the software guys were hoarding knowledge. They were not sharing and as a result the software did not evolve forward very quickly."

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"It wasn't until I got involved in this open-source model that I realised the problem is the hardware guys all shared their knowledge while the software guys were hoarding knowledge. They were not sharing and as a result the software did not evolve forward very quickly."

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"I wasn't sure there was a real business here until I was in the audience when Scott (Scott McNealy) was expounding on how evil Microsoft was with the monopolies that they owned in desktop operating systems and productivity tools, and he said 'what are your alternatives?'
 
"He was pushing Java and he was saying your alternatives were: you can continue to pay homage to Microsoft, or you can always use this free open-source software, or you can use my Java solution.
 
"The punchline of course being we should all use Java. But what was hugely informative to me was I thought no-one was paying any attention to this open software thing and here is one of the most successful guys in technology dismissing it as unimportant.
 
"I suddenly go 'holy cow!' Not a single major billion-dollar company takes this seriously. I know all these propeller-heads who think it is the right thing to do, this sure looks like an opportunity to me. And so, by being as contrary as I am, Scott got me on the right path."

 

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