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Disclaimer: I work at ActiveState, named in the article.

I'd just like to point out that ActiveState is not VC funded and is profitable. We are able to grow other parts of the business from core products that are enhanced open source (much, but not all, of which is contributed back to the core open source projects). Most of this is in support and services, but we also have highly regarded tools products and a popular IDE (Komodo, of which we fully open sourced the core editor).

Not sure why there are so many negative vibes to this article.

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