Sunday, August 17, 2014

contributing to open source infrastructure now a responsibility?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/16/heartbleed-linux-foundation-openssl-corporate-responsibility-google-facebook-microsoft

Maybe it is, it'll be interesting to follow the trend-line on this idea.

Interesting economic trade-off quandary - how much effort does a commercial business decide to commit to open source contribution? On the one hand - no direct revenue, on the other hand, healthy and highly functional infrastructure enables more rapid development of higher-value higher margin products. 


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