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Examples of companies undercutting smaller companies using FOSS?

Plausible, an open source alternative to Google analytics, released a blog post detailing their move from MIT licensing to the AGPL (Affero GNU Public License). In it, they have the following claim: ...
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Examples of companies undercutting smaller companies using FOSS?

I'm going to answer your question from the perspective: what is the risk to open sourcing the technology that your friend's business has developed. I try to tackle your more specific question at the ...
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Has the MIT license been "Battle tested" in court?

There are no court cases I ever heard of, as of this date, involving the MIT license. I am not sure there is anything on BSD either (short of the Berkeley vs. AT&T feud over Unix, last century, ...
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Can an open source/free alternative put a company at risk? Has this ever happened?

A company would be "put in risk" if it's entire offering is compromised, and it can't adapt to a changing market. This has less to do with the existence of open source alternatives to a product and ...
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When and how did Linus Torvalds join the Linux Foundation?

According to his Wikipedia article, he moved to Open Source Development Labs around June 2003, and when they merged with the Free Standards Group in 2007 to form the Linux Foundation, he became part ...
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Can an open source/free alternative put a company at risk? Has this ever happened?

Sometimes a software simply being open source doesn't destroy proprietary softwares. It's a matter of quality and​ getting productive. If an open source alternative software can offer more useful ...
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Licensing of Git(Hub) history

Each commit in git history is a legally distinct entity, and is licensed according to the LICENSE file that existed at that point in history. As an author, you have the right to change the license of ...
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Are there statistics showing the usage over time of open source implementations of programming languages compilers/interpreters?

http://www.tiobe.com/tiobe_index has language use history. It does not, however, specify the compiler. Still, very interesting.
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Examples of companies undercutting smaller companies using FOSS?

The late Pieter Hintjens, responsible for ZeroMQ, included an interesting story in the ZeroMQ manual. He gave it the title Eat Me and it's about the proud developer of some software that he released ...
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