A sort of competitive cooperation. For instance, Red Hat and Mandrake both benefit from the same open-source community, but they also compete for the customer.

This type of thing allows a vendor to benefit from another vendor's work in that they can incorporate it into their product and make it better. However, they also have to work especially hard and have new and innovative ideas in order to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack.

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