Interview: The state of open-source business in 2007
Don Marti interviewed me to ask about the state of open source today. We spent nearly an hour talking, and you can listen in here.
Don Marti very generously gave me an hour of his time last week, and this podcast is the result. We talked about a range of things, including:
- Microsoft's patent deals;
- The open-source sales cycle (with data on how long it takes for Alfresco to close deals, why people buy what they can get for free, and other interesting data);
- The end of proprietary software as we know it; and
- Other interesting things.
Don is the master editor, so you don't hear some of my goof-ups. But I thought he asked good, intelligent questions. I just hope my answers were roughly on par.