Open source and the consumer Internet: an interview with Gary Little

An interview that deals with the mechanics of open-source companies.

Don Marti has posted an interesting podcast interview with Gary Little of Morgenthaler Ventures, an investor in JasperSoft and MuleSource. It's a great listen on the mechanics of open-source companies, and how open source changes the sales and marketing game for software comanies:

Gary Little, a partner at Morgenthaler Ventures, explains the interaction between an open source company and its user community, and how companies don't just cash in on the community, but the community changes the shape of a company.

Have a listen. Well worth the 26 minutes.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.


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