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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

free oracle materials  But now, with the Free and open source philosophies, there is a different social aspect to the way that code is managed or distributed. NL : Yeah, if there's a strong core group or if one person, in the case of the Postgres database it's a core team of five people, or like the Apache project, but there's got to be a strong central management that says this is going in, this is not going in, here's why. In our situation it's the company that's doing that. We're taking ownership of the code, very literally

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