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TEC Talks to OpenMFGFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart Two: OpenMFG
TEC spoke with the President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenMFG, Edward L. Lilly, Jr., to find out how OpenMFG is leveraging commodity Free and open source

commodity trading blogs  more sense for the commodity level infrastructure tools such as operating systems and databases. NL : For a pure open source license, I think so. Generally speaking, the more horizontal the software, the more appropriate pure, free open source is—because the software is more commoditized, by and large. TEC : What are some examples of how your clients are using your software where access to the code works to their advantage? Perhaps not the end user clients but the VARs, where it sounds like you think

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