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Open Source Battle Over AWS Intensifies

It’s a burning question in the open source community: Is Amazon Web Services friend or foe? New data provides a clue.

AWS incorporates open source software in its services, which some say helps increase overall usage but others say undermines the small firms that developed the software and are trying to make a business out of it. It’s one of the most heated debates in the open source community. The Information has learned of AWS’s revenue from one open source–related service that demonstrates just how much it is making, at least from one category.

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