James Gosling wrote in 1990: “standards are increasingly being viewed as competitive weapons rather than as technological stabilizers. Companies use standards as a way to inhibit their competition from developing advantageous technology. As soon as technical activity is observed by political/economic forces, their interest rises dramatically because they see a possible threat that must be countered before it gains strength.”
In-depth with NASA on why open core is not good for them and why they needed open source so much in their cloud they did it themselves.
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