Open Sources Episode 6: 'Enterprises just want software that works'

Open Sources Episode 6 goes live, and hits some fundamental issues in the open-source "purity" debate.

For our sixth episode of the Open Sources podcast , Dave Rosenberg and I host Neil Erickson, a senior IT director at a Fortune 500 company. It's always good to talk with people that actually pay money for open source, because you learn that the politics of open source simply don't matter.

We talk about a range of issues (well, they talked and I finally caught up - it was recorded during the last few days of my quarter so I was a wee bit distracted), including whether enterprises care about the proprietary software/open source debate, whether Microsoft is a real patent threat , and more.

Enjoy.

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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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