The meaning of "open source" has changed with time. What was once used almost as a synonym for freeware, now means a lot more. With many companies now looking at open source as a way to do business and make money, things have changed even more lately. While all open source was earlier the same, the concepts of "real open source" and "commercial open source" have now emerged.
In this article, Lajos Moczar sheds more light on the changing face of open source. He looks at what is open source and how the Apache’s brand of open source is different from that of a company like JBoss. He looks at open source with reference to two models:
* The Volunteer Model
* The Commercial Model
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