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Reaction to Control and CommunityMatthew Aslett, November 29, 2010 @ 11:19 am ET
We were pretty pleased with our recently published Control and Community report on open source-related business strategies, but then we are biased.
Fortunately some people have been good enough share their thoughts on the report, so you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s some links to the reaction, along with a few choice quotes:
“I would definitely recommend reading the 451 Group research paper on Control and Community. It is really good and if your company is seriously looking at an open source strategy you need to read it and understand it.”
See also: here.
“It is great to see one of our analyst companies being so close to the pulse of the Open Source community, companies trying to understand the phenomenon of open source will certainly get value for their money by being a 451 Group customer.”
See also: here.
“A must read for every vendor or organization willing to make consciuos decisions around its open source strategies”
“I can not remind anything from any analyst or researcher being as good as this.”
“It’s an excellent report.”
Thanks all for their kind words. The report is freely available to CAOS subscribers, while non-clients can purchase it separately or apply for trial access. More details are available here.
In addition, Henrik mentioned that he found that the chart we used to illustrate the overall trend in business strategies (as seen here) has some information loss due to the chosen format.
That is true, but it is also by design since we chose that specific chart (having tried multiple other iterations) specifically to illustrate our conclusion. In hindsight, perhaps we should have included both that chart an another showing absolute numbers on the Y axis for context.
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