Re: Comercial companies leveraging FOSS community: Survey
> Oracle buying into JBoss, supporting it linking it with theirdatabase.
> Any other examples if you can think of which are similar in natureor completely opposite to the trend will be useful.
<a href="http://www.aolserver.com>AOLServer</a> is one project which
was open sourced by a commercial company and now has a thriving
community around it.
Once the code is open sourced it does not matter whether the company
supports it or not. As long as the project attracts users and
developers it will continue on its own steam. So regardless of the
reason a company decides to sponsor or open source a project, it is
good for everyone.