Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Open-source projects in commercial products

  • Mac OSX is built on top of BSD-UNIX which is open-source.
  • Odeo.com used code from iPodder which is an open-source project for their OdeoSyncr component.
  • And recently, Joel Spolsky announced CoPilot which also uses some open-source VNC software.
There are probably many more examples.

See a trend?

Also read, Rashmi Sinha's article where her main emphasis is on identifying open-source products that can be sold if they have better usability.

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