The Corporate Eyeball trap

Recently, Open Source Definition Author Bruce Perens spoke about some of the threats facing Linux. He specifically pointed at things like software patents, which he rightfully identified as a real danger to any form of innovation and growth in Linux.

However, it isn’t the only one. There is another one – sneakily creeping up on the Open Source world, ready to bite – something I call the “Corporate Eyeball Trap”.

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