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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back
I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the

affero gartner  that adoption of Affero-style reciprocal licensing will increase (these licenses close potential gaps in the redistribution of FOSS source code). I wouldn't know his reasoning behind this but I could hazard a guess that it's due to the increase in SaaS availability, which was shown to sidestep some of the traditional source code distribution requirements. Finally, most interesting to me is his comment that By 2012, at least 70% of the revenue from commercial OSS will come from vendor-centric

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