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.